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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the trek to CroixRousse. The whole wall is a mural based on life in the area including silk weaving people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eve108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best "trompe-l'oeui" I have ever seen on a building/wall. Its size is also massive! Try to find the few "real" elements in this huge canvas!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting mural - actually, the latest of several. They've been updated over time, and there's a display of the previous versions. The artist actually aged the people in the earlier versions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 17 December 2018

There didn't seem to be much else to see in this neighbourhood besides this, but glad we made the walk up the hill to see this remarkable piece of art. The scale is incredible and we sat on a bench in front of it for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ΤΣΑΡΙΔΗΣ Ε
Reviewed 14 August 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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