Paris’ temporary street art temple

One hundred street artists are taking over a nine-storey social housing tower in Paris for 30 days before the building’s demolition in November.

A social housing tower in Paris’ 13th arrondissement has been converted into a temporary street art temple by 100 artists, creating the largest graffiti exhibition in the world.

As part of the Tour 13 project, the exterior of the nine-storey building and the 36 apartments within have been transformed by artists Vhils and C215, among other high profile names, and is accessible to the public until the end of October, before the tower’s demolition in November. 

Entry to Tour 13 (5 rue Fulton) is free between midday and 8pm every day except Monday.

Kim Laidlaw is the Paris Localite for BBC Travel. She also writes www.unlockparis.com.