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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France
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You won't believe your eyes

take C-line metro and get off one block from the mural. So real even fooled me with some of the painting. Shows a construction crane near the top of mural. Didn't realise it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

take C-line metro and get off one block from the mural. So real even fooled me with some of the painting. Shows a construction crane near the top of mural. Didn't realise it was part of painting until about 50 metres away from the wall. Must see while visiting Croix-Rousse.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, visit "Le Mur Des Canuts", it is basically the back wall of pretty big building which was completely painted with a very realistic scene. You do notice that it is a painting, yet there are parts of the painting where you really question yourself if the wall behind is really planar. Anyway, we got there... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went there with the metro and despite the rain, it is worth the visit. Definitely a good way to make use of a flat wall and make it interesting. Everything was well done and at the real size. Kids love it too and took lots of picts.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took Metro C to Henon and it is just a short walk to see the wall. What an amazing transformation. From a large, ugly concrete facade a fascinating slice of Lyonnaise life has been depicted in a very creative way. It was interesting to see the progression of the artwork over the years. Wouldn't it be great if more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Le Mur Des Canuts is one of the unique landmarks of Lyon. We stumbled upon it coming down from the hills of Croix-Rousse and I was stunned with the brilliance of the whole idea of this enormous mural. The history of ordinary citizens of Lyon as well as those who made this city famous is on the walls of several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a series of buildings where the windows have been switched with pictures. Not totally sure what the point is except as a conversation piece. Some of the pictures carry a message if you study them closely. Spend not more then 10 minutes at this site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited this renowned wall during a short city break, it is truly a hidden gem in the hillside area of Lyon. Make sure you read the history underneath, it really puts everything in perspective. I also enjoyed studying every scene depicted in the mural as each part of the wall tells its own little story. Would recommend it, definitely.

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Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You know what it is from the forums, you approach and still think it is a real and beautiful ending of the boulevard. And then it strikes you, it's nothing more than a painting on a huge wall, like some other in Lyon. It mesmerizes you, everyone wants a picture with the shop or ATM or the dog...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is so fun to go see and to try to find everything and figure out who everyone in the painting is. I did research before I went to see it and I spent the better part of the morning looking at every single image and smiling at finding some little bit of a story about Lyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had climbed up the hill to Crois Rousse to find out more about silk weaving in Lyon, and had visited the silk weavers' museum (very interesting). I had read about Le Mur de Canuts and was interested but we were both feeling rather knackered. However I persuaded my husband to walk a little further - were we glad we... More 

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