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When you travel with children, sightseeing can turn into a chore, but Paris has you covered. Famous for its large museums crammed with exquisite art, Paris is lesser-known for its street art, but if you keep your eyes open, you’ll soon find that there’s something worth seeing at nearly every corner.
And once you start looking, you’ll notice many small tile plaques resembling Space Invaders and other vintage game or cartoon characters, the work of a Parisian street artist known simply as Invader.
To date, he has placed some 1400 and counting tiled creatures across the city, often on street corners above the street names, others on empty walls or even on the pavement. There is an app you can download called FlashInvaders, which allows you to create a gallery of the pieces of art discovered, pushing you to see the city in a different way.
Kids love it and many adults get hooked as well. There are Invaders by the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero, the Ile de la Cité, around Le Marais, and anywhere else you might want to explore. So you can take your time looking at the sights while your kids search for Invaders.
And, no, you don’t need Wi-Fi; you can collect them offline as well. Just don’t blame me if you get hooked! But if you do, there are Invaders in 70-odd cities around the world, with more than 3,000 to catch worldwide. Happy hunting!
Share even more street art fun with your family with an interactive guided walking tour of urban art in central Paris!
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