Street Art, Montmartre

Sacre Coeur was our destination but the steep climb up from the Metro through the streets of Monmartre was rich in street art.   Gregos makes casts of his face and then affixes them to walls around the world.  Paris is his home town and here his image has been transformed into a bunch of balloons.

Stteet Art, Montmartre

Just a little bit further along we came across this crocodile mosaic.  This artist goes by the name of Shatters and uses smashed glass that they find on the streets to create works of art.

This face stares out over a void created where a house was pulled down, soon another building will rise and this lady will disappear.  I know nothing about the artist but think that the lady looks rather sad, which is a shame because she brightens up an otherwise derelict corner.

Wander Mum


  1. December 18, 2016 / 1:31 am

    I visited Monmartre many years ago and didn’t see these wonderful pieces of art. I think I’ll have to revisit… Any excuse! Enjoy your Sunday

  2. December 18, 2016 / 1:47 am

    these really are works of art and all so very different. I love the idea of the crocodile from smashed glass.

  3. December 18, 2016 / 6:34 am

    I Love that area of Paris. I spent a summer living there as it happens over 20 years ago. Great to see it is still bohemian. #MySundayPhoto

  4. December 18, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Those balloon faces terrify me but I do love street art in general (unless it’s just tags). It must take such skill. I’d love to make a mosaic. #MySundayPhoto

  5. December 18, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Oh I just love that crocodile! #MySundayPhoto

  6. December 18, 2016 / 9:54 am

    What amazing street art. I love the balloons one

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

    Thank you for linking up and supporting My Sunday Photo this year.

  7. December 18, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Such amazing street art. We don’t have anything so nice near us. The top one is like modern day gargoyles

  8. December 18, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I went so many years ago now and I’d love a good wander again to find all of these!

  9. December 19, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Ah she does look very sad but very beautiful x

  10. January 3, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Montmartre is one of my favourite parts of Paris – I didn’t go on our last trip as I guessed a buggy and the cobbled hills wouldn’t be a great combination but I think it’s time for a return. If only to spot that rather fabulous crocodile. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

    • Catherine
      January 3, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Definitely after the buggy years!

  11. January 4, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I didn’t see these when I was in Paris:) maybe they weren’t there then? #citytripping

    • Catherine
      January 4, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      New stuff does appear all the time, perfect excuse for another visit!

  12. natalietanner
    January 4, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I love street art and the different uses of mediums like the masks and mosaic pieces. This would be a great way to expose kids to art and get conversations started. We always travel with the kids and love showing them the world. Their perspective on things can be just fascinating!! The world is a classroom!

  13. January 6, 2017 / 3:43 am

    I love that street art is becoming more and more accepted in cities around the world! It’s like a fun treasure hunt wandering along, you never know what you might find! #citytripping

  14. January 7, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    The Gregos artwork is amazing! I’d love to see that with my own eyes. #citytripping

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