In the Studio of M. CHAT: A Celebration of Street Art in Montpellier

Welcome to the urban and contemporary art museum, Parcelle473, where we are celebrating our first year with a unique exhibition in Montpellier. Join us as we step 'In the Studio of M. CHAT' and immerse ourselves in the colorful world of street art. Get ready to be inspired by the iconic work of Thoma Vuille, also known as M. CHAT, and experience the contagious smile that has spread across the globe. From November 24, 2023, to March 2, 2024, the former Malbosc wine cellar transformed into a museum structure will showcase the artistic journey of M. CHAT and his impact on the European street art scene.

The Iconic World of M. CHAT

Explore the vibrant and iconic world of M. CHAT, the beloved street art character created by Thoma Vuille.

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Step into the enchanting world of M. CHAT, where a simple yellow silhouette has captured the hearts of art enthusiasts around the world. Thoma Vuille, the mastermind behind M. CHAT, has become an iconic figure in the European street art scene. With his contagious smile and cartoonish charm, M. CHAT has become a symbol of joy and artistic expression.

Thoma Vuille's work as M. CHAT has transcended traditional boundaries, spreading across cities and inspiring a new generation of street artists. Through his art, he aims to introduce children and adults alike to the world of street art and ignite their passion for creativity.

The Exhibition: 'In the Studio of M. CHAT'

Discover the unique exhibition at Parcelle473 that showcases the artistic journey of M. CHAT and his impact on the street art movement.

Parcelle473, the urban and contemporary art museum, is proud to present the exhibition 'In the Studio of M. CHAT' in Montpellier. This extraordinary exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the creative process of Thoma Vuille and his iconic character, M. CHAT.

As you explore the exhibition, you will have the opportunity to dive into the world of M. CHAT through a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, and installations. Each artwork tells a unique story and showcases the evolution of M. CHAT's character over time.

Through this exhibition, Parcelle473 aims to engage younger audiences by providing educational booklets and creative workshops. Children will have the chance to learn about different artistic techniques, express their emotions, and develop a deeper appreciation for street art.

The Success of Parcelle473

Discover the achievements of Parcelle473 in its first year and its commitment to making art accessible to diverse audiences.

Since its opening, Parcelle473 has made a significant impact on the art scene in Montpellier. With a focus on urban and contemporary art, the museum has hosted temporary exhibitions, organized art weekends, and offered creative workshops for children.

One of the key goals of Parcelle473 is to make art accessible to all. The museum has partnered with associations and welcomed school groups to ensure that art is inclusive and reaches diverse audiences. In the future, Parcelle473 plans to expand its offerings for young children, establish artist residencies, and host major exhibitions.

With its location in a family-owned property surrounded by nature, Parcelle473 aims to create a vibrant community space where art can be enjoyed by all.

Attendance and Future Plans

Learn about the number of visitors Parcelle473 has welcomed in its first year and its exciting plans for the future.

In its first year, Parcelle473 has welcomed 5,000 visitors, a testament to the growing interest in urban and contemporary art. The museum's success has inspired the team to continue raising awareness about art and overcoming barriers that some people may have towards it.

Looking ahead, Parcelle473 has ambitious plans for the future. The museum aims to expand its services for young children aged 0 to 6, establish artist residencies to foster creativity, and organize major exhibitions that will captivate art enthusiasts from near and far.

Additionally, Parcelle473 is set to collaborate with Mo.Co to display a portion of an exhibition dedicated to artist Fabien Verschaere from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, further solidifying its position as a hub for contemporary art.

Visit Parcelle473 and Experience the Magic

Plan your visit to Parcelle473 and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of M. CHAT and street art.

If you're ready to embark on a colorful adventure, make sure to visit Parcelle473 at 425 Avenue des Frères Bühler in the Malbosc neighborhood of Montpellier. The museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday and Tuesday from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Admission fees range from €9 for adults to €4 for young people and students under 26. Reduced rates are available for various groups, including job seekers, social welfare recipients, people with disabilities, and seniors aged 65 and above.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the world of M. CHAT and discover the power of street art at Parcelle473. For more information on museum news, guided tours, creative workshops, and stages, visit the official website at

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