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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004, Lyon, France

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one of the best murals in lyon

It is located in Croix-Rousse in Lyon, one of the must see in the city, you can see many of them when walking ..surprise !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located in Croix-Rousse in Lyon, one of the must see in the city, you can see many of them when walking ..surprise !

Thank dpekdemir
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wall painting on a massive scale that shows the life and activities of the local "canuts" or silkweavers. From the metro walk left a few hundred mteres and you cant miss it. The "trompe l'oeil" effect makes the wall look 3D and there is lots of details to explore. Make sure you have a look at the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Mur des Canuts is a way to bring back to new residential areas to the tourism. This "wall painting" in particular depicts partly the life in town and gives life with very fresh colours the walls of a boring building facade. Nicely done, worth the picture(-s).

Thank Michel W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many large cities around the globe seem to undervalue the artistic representation of their own culture. Lyon has created some very unique fresco wall paintings, all done with consumate expertise and a touch of humour throughout. This one is up in Croix-Rousse district and id a 3D affair---the image is that of a wide variety of modern folks gathered... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its amazing that this has been gradually painted over a period of years. From a distance, you cant even tell its a painting. Well worth a visit to appreciate the work thats gone into this. From what I can tell people actually live in the building too, which makes it all the more impressive. Simply get the metro to herron... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The trompe-l'oeil painting on this block is unbelievably realistic and will have you standing and staring for ages! There is a lovely little exhibition to the left of the painted wall which describes its history and creation. Easiest way to get to it is to get the Metro line C to Hénon.

Thank Lofty_76
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is really amazing to see these walls. The walls are changed into a picturesque beauty. On one of the walls you see paints of famous people of Lyon looking at you. You must take pictures or selfies with these figures.

Thank Earibal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Definately worth the walk up the hill. Such a good idea to turn a negative into a positive. Very clever design plays tricks on your eyes. You will find yourself wanting to climb those stairs! Check out information boards below which show how it looked before and how it has changed over the years.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This painting on a huge wall defies perspective to make you see things that do not exist, but only in image. There are a number of wall paintings in Lyon, but this one is the most famous. It is located in the Croix Rousse area, on top of the hill.

Thank Couplefranco-jap
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely well painted 'windows' with famous local people looking out of them! Keep your eyes open they are every where!!

Thank Glend

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