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Street art, where the city becomes a museum

Just as in many other cities in France, street art has slowly started to take over the walls and street furniture of towns in Plaine Commune.

This practice, an art form in its own right, calls upon a wide variety of techniques – such as graffiti, collage and stencilling – that, despite its decorative and colourful appearance, communicates a message about the reality of local urban life.  

Certain towns in Plaine Commune, such as Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers to name but a few, can be proud of a true street art tradition, where the works of passionate artists cover the walls of the town.

From the small screen to the big screen

Plaine Commune plays an important role in the past and present of the Greater Paris region’s media industry. Many television programmes are filmed and produced and dubbing is recorded too at the “La Plaine” studios, located in between Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers. 

Filming, set-making and editing take place at the Eclair studios in Epinay-sur-Seine, as well as the Cité du cinéma in Saint Denis, making the department of Seine Saint-Denis the second largest regional media production hub.

Creators of art

Craftsmen such as cabinetmakers, sculptors and upholsterers perpetuate long-lived traditions, marrying ancient know-how with modern technology in order to restore or create objects, often working together using complementary skills to produce one single piece. 

Many have set up in Saint-Ouen, so as to be close to the famous flea market and the Capital. Today, 217 different crafts have been indexed, some better known to the wider public than others – such as cabinetmakers, glove makers, upholsterers and guilders to name but a few. They all have one thing in common – unparalleled technical expertise to transform, repair or create objects. Cinema, street art and much, much more in Plaine Commune, an area of culture and creativity Home of creativity