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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France

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This is so unique and interesting, it's worth finding it for a look. It's so realistic, but it is difficult to find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is so unique and interesting, it's worth finding it for a look. It's so realistic, but it is difficult to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth seeking out...it is like visiting an outdoor museum...but even cooler. Difficult to find but if you ask many people will steer you in the right direction.

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We walked up the hill and the stairs from Lyon to the Croix Rouge area before finally finding this mural. Fortunately, a kindly old lady saw me looking at the map and walked with me the extra three or four blocks to find it. I would recommend taking a taxi to the mural and then walking back DOWN the hill,... More 

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Hobart
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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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Vienna
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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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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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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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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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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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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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