Fresque des Lyonnais

Fresque des Lyonnais, Lyon: Address, Fresque des Lyonnais Reviews: 4.5/5

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
Fresque des Lyonnais is one of several wall paintings or murals around Lyon. This is one of the best we have seen. It is on the wall of a tall building and it is quite huge. It was created in the mid-1990s and depicts thirty well known personalities of Lyon. It is quite life like and it is rather good. This is an absolute must see!
Written July 29, 2020
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Patrick M
Wilmington, DE107 contributions
Couples
This was a whimsical mural incorporating real historical figures. The scenes captured life like scenes. Totally cool. There are murals all over Lyon. Really cool.
Written July 12, 2019
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maea8
Perth, Australia33 contributions
saw on hop on hop off bus...great execution and very interesting to look at ...good variety of subjects
Written February 4, 2020
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Wandering_Aengus
Belfast, UK481 contributions
One of several murals scattered through Lyon, Fresque des Lyonnais is one of the most widely known and features representations of around 25 of Lyon's famous inhabitants from Roman times through to the present day, shown a figures standing in front of the building, on balconies or at windows painted on to a seven storey building
Written January 4, 2020
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Bruce T
Orlando, Florida201 contributions
We visited the frescoes in New Town during an excursion on our visit with Viking cruises. The frescoes are very well done and great photo ops, as evidenced by the throng of visitors taking snaps of them on a cold November day. I can't imagine how crazy it must be during the height of the tourist season! I was glad that we had a local guide with us during the visit, as she was able to tell us the name and background of most people pictured in the frescoes. Some you would recognize, others you know by name but not their image, and still others are famous or important French citizens.

To illustrate how well done the frescoes are, I have to relate an incident embarrassing to myself. While viewing them from the street I told my hubby that I was impressed that they had used the existing balconies to paint many of the people behind. That elicited a guffaw from the not-so-better-half (at the moment) and the comment that the balconies were painted. I argued against that, noticing that they were obviously three dimensional and that the shadows they cast on the wall shifted as you moved. OK, so that got a belly laugh from my soon to be ex husband! Amidst his laughter I got closer and shifted positions many times and FINALLY realized that they really are all painted on flat walls! The painting are so well done that they fooled even me, and I am not easily fooled (except when choosing husbands, obviously). This incident of merriment still never fails to gladden my hubby, who is soon to be available for a very low price on eBay. A great site to visit, but not with my hubby, LOL!
Written December 12, 2019
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Glorioussss
Greater London, UK105 contributions
Family
It’s an amazing art work in the city of Lyon. Drawing is very detailed and lifelike. Really worth to visit.
Written September 22, 2019
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redjeepps
Rancho Mirage, CA135 contributions
Really cool, there are a number of these in town. Saw it from a hop on hop off bu tor twice. Definitely worth a look.
Written September 16, 2019
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Tansay
Calgary, Canada161 contributions
Couples
Came across this by chance. An entire building covered blanketed with incredible images. One, on the ground floor completely fooled me from across the street. I was wondering why this young person with a guitar was standing so still ... what were they doing? They were a painting!
Written May 28, 2019
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Dan S
Haarlem, The Netherlands146 contributions
Couples
This is a must when in Lyon. It only takes you 30 minutes to see it and admire this work of art. There are some famous people painted on that wall but you need to read about it or be told by someone, like we found out during the canal cruise.
Written August 1, 2018
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Gughi55
Cremona, Italy49 contributions
Friends
This is one of the best Trompe l oeil in Lyon, close to the river, not far from the center shows the faumos Lyonaises
Written December 22, 2017
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