In the footsteps of Prévert

Walk proposed by Visites au fil de l'art


Enjoy a guided tour in the streets of the capital, in the footsteps of Jacques Prévert!  Born in Paris, Prévert loved Paris. He sang about it in his poems and he did the four hundred tricks there: "I love Paris, I love women, I love the night" he said. It is Mélanie who will guide you to the left bank, in Jacques Prévert's Paris, irrevocably linked to the artistic bohemia and its emblematic places.

To know

Jacques Prévert was born in February 1900 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.  He is known in the French-speaking world as the author of famous collections, including "Paroles", a demonstration of the literary genius of this committed and talented poet. He is no less popular thanks to his colloquial language and his puns!

From his childhood spent skipping school to roam the streets and scour the cinemas, to his wild youth in the 1920s and 1930s, doing everything to avoid working, living in a community, giving food to friends who need it more than he does, you will learn about Jacques Prévert's festive, hopeful and light-hearted places. This tour invites you to retrace the steps of his life.

Mélanie Després, guide-lecturer since 2009, art historian and founder of Visites au fil de l'art, will reveal all the secrets of Jacques Prévert. She is constantly developing new thematic tours and will take you on the trail of the greatest artists.

Our secret

Did you know that Jacques Prévert also wrote songs, scripts and dialogues for the cinema?

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Practice info:

Saturday, July 3 at 11am.

Duration : about 2 hours
Meet at the Gaité metro station. Your name will be on the list.
Don't forget your mask!

Jacques Prévert in the streets of Paris © Getty / Giancarlo BOTTI
Prévert, seen by his friend Robert Doisneau, on the quai Saint-Bernard, in Paris, in 1955. Robert Doisneau

Station de métro Gaité