A lazy eye might miss Paris’ vibrant street art scene, which has grown abundantly over the past decade. Matt Scott takes us on a tour of some of the city’s most notable tags.
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Miss.tic

Since 1986 Miss.tic has been spraying her characteristic black and white ladies across Paris, typically accompanied by a short comment - a play on words relating to the image.

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Miss.tic

Miss.tic's style has led her to appear not only in multiple exhibitions but also as the logo of a car rental firm and on a range of handbags and accessories

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Space Invaders

The invasion of Paris started in 1998 with a number of mosaic tiles inspired by the classic game. "Invaders" has now spread to 35 other cities.

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Silhouettes

Nemo is known for his male silhouettes which appear in various poses throughout Paris.

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Not as famous

Not all graffiti will gain recognition.

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Animals

Mosko have been spray painting their colourful animals on drab walls since the early '90s. The 19th and 20th Arrondissements are particularly popular with the artists.

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Work together

The popularity of several artists have seen collaborations of the their works in many areas of the city.

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Stencils

Jerome Mesnager is one of the pioneers of Paris street art with his "stick menâ" that have been appearing in the city since 1983.

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Paper figures

Paper figures and designs are now becoming popular among urban artists, replacing the traditional stencil and spray paint.

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Always changing

New masterpieces appear on the streets every week, so keep your eyes open next time you visit.