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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Don't miss this. Take the metro to the Henon station and walk down from there. It's easier than walking uphill from the Croix Rousse station which is what the guide books recommend

5  Thank 53MSG
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Since I spent a whole month in Lyon, I had time to go to Croix Rousse to see le mur des canutes. But if you're spending only a weekend in Lyon, there are a number of other things more interesting to see. Definitely not my...More

3  Thank Wanessa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ArielaIsrael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

3  Thank KTGP
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!

1  Thank nagled
Reviewed 24 July 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 24 July 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 Craig L
Reviewed 2 July 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 25 June 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.

Thank MrMrsWilko
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This attraction located 10 minutes waling from Croix Rousse metro station is massive and its 3 dimensional aspect is very well done. It has to be 200’ high by 150’ wide without exaggeration. You can examine it in detail but, if you spend more than...More

Thank 432JamesD
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