Amazing graffiti festival during Expo de Ouf in Nîmes

By October 12, 2018FESTIVAL, TO SEE
TO SEE | FESTIVAL

When going to Nîmes, you most probably stop by some of the ancient Roman monuments scattered across this ancient town. But there is more: time to visit urban Nîmes! Every fall, the graffiti festival Expo de l’Ouf turns the Gambetta and Richelieu quarters into a great open-air gallery. With fantastic wall-art that is there to stay.

Graffiti

Recently I have visited Nîmes quite a bit. However, I only stayed in the historical city centre. Being curious, I love to discover new places though, and when I heard about a graffiti exposition in Nîmes, I had to find out more. As I didn’t have time to do a visited tour, I printed my map from the informative Expo de Ouf website.

Bullshit

It all started in 2012 when Cédric Crouzy wanted to shake things up around Nîmes. He created the association “Bullshit”, a great name for an association located in the main bullfighting town of France. At its headquarter, Cédric invited a dozen of local artists to create a piece at the walls. Expo de Ouf was born, and as of 2014 also the walls outside are used to expose.

Mainstream

With help from the map, I discover the neighbourhood. Old pieces mix perfectly with the newly added ones, and every corner might hide a great work of art. Although street art has gone mainstream, here in Nîmes you can still admire graffiti in its true element. But next year I’ll be sure to book a tour, which I highly recommend if you want to learn more about the artists and quarters.

Info

Good starting point is the event location “Le Spot” where you can get more information and food in their Cantine. During the festival, which takes place from the beginning of September until the end of October, all kinds of things are organised at Le Spot (concerts, skateboard competition, workshops, etc.). Check their programme and map online. Of course, you can always visit the Gambetta and Richelieu quarters to see the wall-art, they are not going anywhere. Every year, more pieces will be added.

Parking

You’ll find a parking lot right next to Le Spot at boulevard Etienne Saintenac. Or you can park your car at the parking lot Les Halles Coupole at the boulevard Gambetta.

Le Spot
8 rue Enclos Rey
30000 Nîmes
+33 (0)4 66 36 85 64

website

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