La Seyne-sur-Mer, the graff reference
Georges Sand qualified the town’s coastline as “heaven on earth”, and it’s currently a nationally and internationally famous graffiti spot, yes, we’re talking about La Seyne-Sur-Mer. Art residences have been organised by l’Espace Culturel l’Impasse for over 10 years. With the Graphik Art project, the walls which have become real areas for expression, are still being decorated with new colours. Head for Place Perrin where the Brazilian graffiti artist Rita Waimer created the work entitled “Je pense à toi”. Continue on towards Impasse Noël Verlaque where Hopare – an emblematic figure of street art all over the world – has left his signature on a monumental work at No 43. In the same quarter, the Dutch artist Dopie has also let his imagination rip… Involved in defending biodiversity, he has given us several animals to admire: the fish on Place de la Lune, the pink rabbit on Place des Moussi, the green bulldog at the entrance to the bar L’Impasse and the giraffe on the house opposite the theatre. And last of all, our favourite: the huge Marianne between Rue Ramatuelle and Quai Saturnin-Fabre, which can be seen from Quai Péri. Not to be missed, for over two decades on the Bois-Sacré former industrial site a real graffiti musuam has opened with huge frescoes made by local graffiti artists.