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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France

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

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

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 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I am always dragged to see art on holidays but this I didn't mind going out to! It was amazing, and you could genuinely study it for quite a while, admiring all the details. It's just by the Henon metro stop so easy to get to and definitely worth a trip - if you don't count food, definitely the highlight... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Located away from the main tourist area, the mural is definetly worth seeing. The detail is amazing, and like how the scenes are current to today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Amazing piece of art with some much detail. Highly recommend a walk around Lyon to see the murals all around the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Le Mur De Canuts is the largest and most impressive trompe l'oel mural I have ever seen. It provides a detailed view of Lyon street life including people hanging out, a bank, a puppet theater, silk weaving, gardening and faux building details. At the top is an artist studio, presumably related to the artist that created the mural. It's easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Situated in an unlikely position in a workers' suburb of Lyon, this is a magnificent trompe l'oeil work of art, which turns a blank ugly concrete wall into a whole street scene with amazing skill. It will give you a taste for finding the other painted walls around Lyon which are almost as good and all interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You think you are coming out of the interesting bit of the Croix Rousse area, when you come upon this huge painted wall. The interest for me was in the scale and the detail, and the fact that the painting has been updated twice, rather than the sheer skill of the trompe d'oeil. Well worth the walk, as are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This trompe l’oeil is amazing. It was painted to look like a stairway up between a numbers of buildings. In a tunnel beside it, we read that it was actually the third update on the original. Each update has brought the buildings in line with current buildings in the area and has aged the people accordingly.

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

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