This is a new district Pantin inhabitants discovered in June 2021. After months marks by the health crisis and the numerous restrictions, the Îlot 27 district in Pantin has inaugurated a genuine open-air museum that they can be proud of. Called 27 Pantin, this project aims at being artistic, cultural, human-driven and participative.
Encouraged by Maison du projet enstrusted with the renovation of the district, 27 Pantin has invited over thirty artists to come and color and embellish the place set only a few meters from the Hoche metro station (line 5). From Demoiselle MM to Kashink or to Da Cruz, Djalouz, Jo Ber, ALpacman, Lolo Nawak, Pia and Moyoshi… All these street artists played the game and created incredible murals on several buildings of the area, giving a breath of fresh air to the inhabitants and local pupils.
And how surprised we were when we discovere the collective piece by the Murals association to which pupils from the Eugénie Cotton school and the Gavroche activity center and locals took part in. The marine universe is given pride of place. Squid, sea turtle and whale are competing on dry land, as fishes, shells and crustaceans improve this very gorgeous participative piece. The message is clear: raising awareness about the issue of plastic in the oceans.
Although the initial idea of 27 Pantin was to open up the Îlot 27 area, the outcome goes far beyond. Today, the 27 Pantin is a genuine artistic and cultural spot where thought has its place and where meetings and encounters with locals are common.
Inhabitants look happy and delighted with this project. As a proof of the success, no piece has been deteriorated so far. And they are expected to stay as such for three years, before being removed and let new murals step in.
In the meantime, if you are curious and wish to discover it during self-guided or guided tours, La Maison du Projet in Pantin throws a series of tours for 90 minutes with Sigismond Cassidanius – lecturer and urban guide. Meet a Sunday per month, from September 25, 2022, to July 30, 2023, to enjoy these guided tours. And learn more about the history, codes and techniques to make street art. If you are interested, please book by calling +33 (0)1 49 15 70 00.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 August 2022
Le 27 Pantin
21 Rue Auger
Lieu de rendez-vous pour les visites : sous le porche du 21 rue Auger
Horaire des visites guidées : 10h
Dates des visites guidées : 25 septembre, 16 octobre, 27 novembre, 11 décembre, 26 mars, 16 avril, 28 mai, 25 juin, 30 juillet
Info et réservation pour les visites guidées au 01 49 15 70 00 (du lundi au samedi de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 18h)