Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across.

Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed in Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

I bring up this horrible fact partially because I was on a walking tour focused on Jewish life in Paris when I noticed this impressive work of art – but also because it’s too shitty a fact to not mention.

But why is she bringing this up when we’re supposed to be looking at art, you might be asking yourself. Because it’s important that we never forget. If you’d like to read my other related posts, you can find them here.

Okay, rant over.
Let’s get back to the art..

This piece, created by Parisian artist Gregos, was created to recognise Women’s Day back in 2014.

What’s especially neat about it is that Gregos is known for creating art using his own image. Let’s take a closer look so you can see what I’m talking about.

Isn’t that bizarre, yet super cool?

Apparently Gregos’ art can be found across Paris, and further flung. If you’re interested in learning more, here’s the link to his website.

Bonne journée!


11 thoughts on “Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

  1. Bonne journée indeed. I did see that one last summer, as I was walking the Marais from one Cartier-Bresson expo to another, le fil noir… Both a bit disappointing I’m afraid. But it’s all right. There’s always something to see in Le Marais. And to remember… The Jewish population in the area paid a high price…

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    1. The Marais is always on my list of places to visit, as I must inhale at least one falafel during my Paris trips. 🤤 It’s a fun area buzzing with activity, isn’t it?

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