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Le Mur Des Canuts

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Address: Boulevard des Canuts, 69004, Lyon, France
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Astonishingly realistric mural of a city scene with many details to keep you entertained while you rest your feet on the bench.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Astonishingly realistric mural of a city scene with many details to keep you entertained while you rest your feet on the bench.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The mural is impressive. It's huge! Take some time to read the information at the corner of the building. I really love that the city took the effort to record down the changes in this neighbourhood.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located in Croix-Rousse in Lyon, one of the must see in the city, you can see many of them when walking ..surprise !

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wall painting on a massive scale that shows the life and activities of the local "canuts" or silkweavers. From the metro walk left a few hundred mteres and you cant miss it. The "trompe l'oeil" effect makes the wall look 3D and there is lots of details to explore. Make sure you have a look at the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Mur des Canuts is a way to bring back to new residential areas to the tourism. This "wall painting" in particular depicts partly the life in town and gives life with very fresh colours the walls of a boring building facade. Nicely done, worth the picture(-s).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Too many large cities around the globe seem to undervalue the artistic representation of their own culture. Lyon has created some very unique fresco wall paintings, all done with consumate expertise and a touch of humour throughout. This one is up in Croix-Rousse district and id a 3D affair---the image is that of a wide variety of modern folks gathered... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Its amazing that this has been gradually painted over a period of years. From a distance, you cant even tell its a painting. Well worth a visit to appreciate the work thats gone into this. From what I can tell people actually live in the building too, which makes it all the more impressive. Simply get the metro to herron... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The trompe-l'oeil painting on this block is unbelievably realistic and will have you standing and staring for ages! There is a lovely little exhibition to the left of the painted wall which describes its history and creation. Easiest way to get to it is to get the Metro line C to Hénon.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is really amazing to see these walls. The walls are changed into a picturesque beauty. On one of the walls you see paints of famous people of Lyon looking at you. You must take pictures or selfies with these figures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Definately worth the walk up the hill. Such a good idea to turn a negative into a positive. Very clever design plays tricks on your eyes. You will find yourself wanting to climb those stairs! Check out information boards below which show how it looked before and how it has changed over the years.

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