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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A nice piece of public art. Take the metro train to Henon then walk back towards the old lyon area (south). Lots of detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Easy access by metro. An amazing mural, one of over 200 in Lyon. Don't miss those around the Tony Garnier museum, Emily reached by metro and tram.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The mural is impressive in size and impressive in detail. The timeline of pictures in the little covered way to the left showing its transition from blank wall through three iterations of design over the years is interesting. But how to get there. The MosLyn TopTip™ is to take the C metro to Henon. As you leave Hotel de Ville... More 

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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