In Paris, the first street in the world dedicated to David Bowie

Rue David Bowie. From now on, walking through Paris you will be able to walk along a street dedicated to the author of Heroes and Life On Mars, written in white on blue as per tradition. The French capital thus becomes the first city in the world to name a street after him, even before London, where the musician was born.

Rue David Bowie can already be searched for on location apps. It is located in the 13th arrondissement, near Austerlitz station, in a newly built area full of ateliers and street art.

David Bowie and Paris

A non-random date was chosen for the inauguration: January 8, 2024, the 77th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant artist, who had a special relationship with Paris. Although he never lived in France, he performed his first concert outside the UK here, aged just 18. And it was also in the capital that he asked his partner Iman for her hand, after a romantic dinner on the Seine. Furthermore, the singer always loved France, whose audience had a profound and unique emotion in welcoming him, according to George Underwood, a childhood friend of the artist present at the inauguration ceremony.

An exhibition on Bowie in Paris

The tribute to David Bowie is completed with a photographic exhibition dedicated to him, again in the 13th arrondissement, at the municipal headquarters. Inside is a small but interesting selection of unpublished photographs and portraits of the musician, curated by two artist childhood friends, the photographer Geoff McCormack and the painter George Underwood.