Urban art invades the Tuileries tunnel
Closed to motorized traffic since 2016, the Tuileries tunnel has been back in color since last summer: 10 European street artists have been invited to create vast frescoes along its 800 meters. In situ works that will be visible for at least a year, until the summer of 2023.
10 street artists from around the world have been invited to deploy their talents freely on this extraordinary playground. They were inspired by the direct environment of the tunnel: Paris, the Seine and its quays, the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. Among the works produced for the occasion, we will retain, in all subjectivity, the great classics of painting revisited by Andrea Ravo Mattoni, the abstract, enigmatic and fascinating work of Hydrane, or the homage of Lek & Sowat to the great Jacques Villeglé, pioneer of urban art who died in June 2022.
This exceptional exhibition is a first step in the process of rehabilitating the Tuileries tunnel. After street art, until at least the summer of 2023, the 2024 Olympic Games will take possession of the place, the passageway having to become a link between the different sites where the sporting events will take place. Like an invitation to dive under the city, obviously free and open to everyone.
The Tuileries tunnel (Paris Centre) is accessible from the Pont Neuf at the level of the lower quaysides or from the Tuileries Gardens, next to the Louvre. Access is entirely free and open 7 days a week, from 7.45am to 10.30pm.