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Le Mur Des Canuts

Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France
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Ranked #4 of 83 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great way to use plain walls. These murals are very well done and often tell a story, you can play spot the historic, local or international celebrities, some I bet you'll never guess others are easy. We did this as part of a guided tour of Lyon and our guide was great, pointing out not just the obvious... More

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Paris, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We walked all the way long, looking for this amazing trope l'oeil, but you can save time and find it more easily just getting off the funicular at Croix Rousse. This impressive artwork depicts the ordinary life of Lyonnais people. The optical illusion offered by the 3D painting gives goos opportunity for exceptional photos. I loved it very much and... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Definitely worth a look. It is almost 3 dimensional. The cool part is as the mural ages the characters are also aged.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

These paintings depict the lives of people of Lyon. This beautiful town will teach you that time is life's most precious luxury.

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Boston
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took a dozen photos of this very clever display of art. Recognized many of the people and loved the key once we found it. Exciting game of naming whos who and great execution by the artists.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I started from metro Henon and made my way down. The signs pointing to Mur peint at the junction of Blvd des Canuts and Denfert Rochereau are quite cleareally. Remember to take picture with the adorable girl sitting on the steps.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Words cannot describe this. It is a little out of the way but worth taking the time to find it. Just go and see it. You will not be disappointed.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Most people that want to explore the new city, get off the funicular at Croix Rousse . Actually that was the starting point of the self audio guided tour that I picked from the Tourist Information kiosk. Well, my advise is to get off the next station, Henon, if you want to experience this realistic 3D wall graffiti and then... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Purchased City Card for the day allowing access to transportation and museums ... so took opportunity to take subway out to see wall. A block away from exit to subway this work of art was so realistic we too walked towards corner before realizing what it was. Great photo op. Take time to read about wall in walkway to left... More

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stumbled across this on an evening stroll. Impressive artwork depicting different individuals from throughout the history of Lyon.

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