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Fresque des Lyonnais

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Fresque des Lyonnais

1,130 Reviews
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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide. We will explain the history and culture of Lyon, talking about a lot of things, like the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. We will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour we will cross over to the modern city center and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu.<br><br>Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Tips not only help financially but also let the guide know he or she is doing a great job.<br>Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
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Dimitris L wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia14,944 contributions55,283 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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maea8 wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia32 contributions
saw on hop on hop off bus...great execution and very interesting to look at ...good variety of subjects
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Date of experience: November 2019
Wandering_Aengus wrote a review Jan 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom483 contributions117 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
Bruce T wrote a review Dec 2019
Orlando, Florida201 contributions37 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Wendy V wrote a review Nov 2019
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,102 contributions120 helpful votes
Good to walk around to find this. Amazing detail in the painting. Lots to look at and marvel at. One of many murals in the city.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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