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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really have to look close to see what's real and what's painted in this neighborhood. The major mural is the most interesting. Each person in the mural is from Lyon and many of these people are known worldwide. The technique is fascinating.

Thank diinslc
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is even more amazing than the mur des lyonees. don't miss the small gallery on the left explaining the different phases of the painting

1  Thank ArielaIsrael
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The mini tram stopped for photos. From a block away you would not know that this wasn't the "real thing." Definitely worth a visit

Thank gwmatthes
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This a place for which at the beginning you are thinking if it's worth going to, when you are going up the hill you are thinking about it twice as much but when you arrive at the place you see that is something not to...More

1  Thank ΤΣΑΡΙΔΗΣ Ε
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Le Mur Des Canuts is an amazing trompe l'oeil, which covers a surface of 1,200m², it is hard to believe it is a flat surface, it is so life like. My husband wasn’t looking properly and approached the ATM to get money out. There is...More

3  Thank KTGP
Reviewed July 26, 2018

These are all around and I saw some on the HOHO bus tour. Am sure there are more but I saw some big ones. Very cool. Well done. Plays tricks on your eyes!

1  Thank nagled
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This was originally a blind facade of over 1200 square metres, There are descriptive boards in French and English in the tunnel below, outlining the history of this facade from it's start in the mid 80's and it's association with the local area. It is...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Very good street art. Especially good is reading the history of the art across the years. Amazingly realistic and detailed. Worth the long walk. The rest of the area is uninteresting.

Thank 377craigl
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a good top if you want to learn about the silk innovations mae in Lyon. It also documents the history of the battles of the Lyonnaise silk workers.

Thank Q472PNdon
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

East to get to on the metro, just a few minutes walk from the nearest station. Interesting mural and fun to see. Impressive perspective and feels very alive when you see it. Worth a short visit.

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