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Le Mur Des Canuts

Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, France
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Ranked #5 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Purchased City Card for the day allowing access to transportation and museums ... so took opportunity to take subway out to see wall. A block away from exit to subway this work of art was so realistic we too walked towards corner before realizing what it was. Great photo op. Take time to read about wall in walkway to left... More

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stumbled across this on an evening stroll. Impressive artwork depicting different individuals from throughout the history of Lyon.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Don't miss this. Take the metro to the Henon station and walk down from there. It's easier than walking uphill from the Croix Rousse station which is what the guide books recommend

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Sebourg, Nord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This huge trompe l'oeil painting made by professional street artists depicts life in the neighbourhood. It is beautiful to see and its story is fascinating. The painting has a "shelf life" of 10 years so they repaint it every decade to make sure it evolves. Excellent guided tour from the office du tourisme highly recommended. Free with the purchase of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very nice wall art which depicts a slide of daily lyonnaise life. It's quite real too given that the art covers the WHOLE building. I had fun interacting with the different characters on the street level and taking pictures with them :)

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As you approach the wall it is really hard to tell it's just paint and not the real thing, well done.

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Greetham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We could not beleive thsi mural was on a flat wall, it was so realistically 3D. Huge and really impressive, it was well worth finding, even though it is not in the centre of Lyon. It is only a short walk from the metro station at Henon.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've seen a mural like this in Quebec City and the Mur des Canuts is just as impressive, but different because it's more than one large mural - it's spread out throughout a small area on a few buildings. Some look pretty realistic from afar!

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Some great paintings that look very realistic at points throughout. It is an interesting curiosity that is worth the time to take a look at when you are on a site seeing tour of Lyon.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This wall is beautiful, and has been updated as time goes on to be relevant to the modern day. The wall itself is very realistic, and you can scarcely tell that it is a painting when looking back at photos! Just by the side of the wall are some pictures of the past paintings, which are very interesting to see... More

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