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Le Mur Des Canuts

Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France
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Ranked #6 of 70 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There are a number of amazing trope d'oeil murals throughout the city of Lyon the best known being Les Murs de Canuts which is repainted every 10 years showing how the neighborhood has changed. The history of Lyon can be seen by the meals found throughout the city, however before entering into an establishment such as a bank, a bookshop,... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are a series of trompe l'oeil painted walls in Lyon. I particularly enjoyed the mur des Lyonnais, showing noted citizens through the years. It's a fun way to realize the history of the city, and the contributions of its citizens. The Mur des Canuts is also Interesting. It's located in the Croix-Rousse area (serious hills), and has been updated.... More

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Darwin, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Definitely visit this and the other murs peints of Lyon if you're anywhere near them. They are magnificent and quintessentially and uniquely Lyonnais. I also recommend le mur des Lyonnais and le mur des écrivains (both along the Saône).

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There are several murals in Lyon painted by the collective that has gone on to do murals in a multitude of cities. The best is right near the Saone River pedestrian bridge and has many of the major characters from the history of Lyon. Life like and with an amazing use of perspective for the pictures 4 floors up. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Quite amazing and remarkably life like. We rounded a corner and there it was! Depicts life in Lyon and fun to see the various characters going about their day. Worth a visit. Also worth exploring the area as few tourists around. Several other smaller murals around. And it's free!

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Montana Rose
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525 reviews 525 reviews
212 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I enjoy murals and this one is quite impressive. The size alone makes it worth visiting. Great scene depicting local life in Lyon. The information about the wall history is available. If you don't have a lot of time, just take the metro up to Henon station, it's a two minute walk from there, you can then walk down or... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This wall was a little off the beaten tourist path, but worth coming out to see. They update the mural every so often, and it had been re-painted last year. It was really amazing to see up close and personal. You need to see it to believe it!

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Dompierre-les-Ormes, Bourgogne, France
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the most impressive of the 'murs peints' of Lyon: well worth the hike to La Croix Rousse, especially if you have a moment to look at the short history of the wall (displayed to the right of the wall as you look at it).

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Lyon, France
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

On your visit to the Croix Rousse be sure to stop and visit this masterpiece originally created in the 1970's during an urban renewal project. The Mayor of Lyon at that time made many renewal decisions that I think were disastrous--including demolishing the gorgeous old Halles de Lyon market building (crushing to think about but you can see photos online).... More

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We learned a lot but unfortunately missed seeing the machines in that our host told us were on display. We did see the photos and the description though. Another high energy walk up the hill to visit the museum.

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