Le Mur Des Canuts

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corner bd canuts and Rochereau street, Lyon, France

Le Mur Des Canuts Lyon Reviews

jasonvy7 jasonvy7
9 reviews
Mur Des Canuts Feb 26, 2011
Un très bel exemple de trompe l'oeil. La surface peinte est impressionnante!
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bernard69 bernard69
202 reviews
AMAZING MURAL PAINTING Sep 05, 2010
The Mur des Canuts is located at the corner of boulevard des Canuts and Rochereau street on the Croix-Rousse hill,the working hill counterpart of Fourvière,the praying hill.Canut was the nickname of a silkworker.This mural of 1200 square meters,one of the largest in Europe created in 1987 by Citécréation,a world leader in wall painting, was designed not just as decoration of a ugly side of a block of flats but also to help people of the district rediscover their local identity and the life of the canuts.

In place of a blank wall,one can see stairs in the middle like those on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, different paintings about the silk like a loom,silk reels...and a bank.If you need cash, you may insert your plastic card in its Atm!

www.cite-creation.com

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2010:

One can see today tarpaulins on the left side of the wall,fixed by The Cité de la Création to prevent the water seepages because of craks in the wall!due, according many people, to the huge passage for bikes and pedestrians dug 10 years ago in an old fragile building by the Grand Lyon cheeses

more info in:

tlm.kewego.fr/video/iLyROoaf83YE.html

http://www.lyonplus.com/fr/permalien/article/3330943/Mur-des-Canuts-L-envers-du-...
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