Rue des Couronnes
A street of ever-changing "street art"
Just down the street from the view-inspiring Parc de Belleville is Rue des Couronnes, a street one would never suspect is home to an ever-changing walk of street-art from local artists. It's in the 20th Arrondissement, which is often overlooked on the tourist track. This area is called "Belleville," and it's one of the most charming, funky, and colorful areas of Paris in my eyes. I lived on this street from 2009-2010 and loved seeing the illustrations and temporary art that would pop up while I had been sleeping. While the art comes down days or weeks later, there's always something up - just keep your eyes open! There's a wonderful wine bar at 107, Rue des Couronnes where you can stop in and see Romain for a glass of red and house-made fois gras. Take a day away from the crowds and explore this funky, unique area of Paris!
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