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LA FRESQUE DES LYONNAIS,Lyonnais' fresco,the most famous mural of Lyon.

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La fresque des Lyonnais,a massive trompe l'oeil of more than 800 square meters

                                         If Lyon has an international reputation for the year round lighting of buildings,another local famous speciality is painted walls.There are more than 150 giant murals on walls all over Lyon depicting historical events or famous people or simply creating a trompe l'oeil effect.The best famous is La fresque des lyonnais:      

  This optical illusion,a massive trompe l'oeil mural,an entire building (more than 600 square meters) painted with a fresco is located close to the banks of the river Saône,opposite the restaurant Le Potager des Halles (see review) at the corner of the 2 rue de la Martinière and the 49 quai Saint Vincent,600 metres from the Terreaux square.

Fresque des Lyonnais,right corner

 

  CHECK :  www.cite-creation.com/eng/

 

                  

 

                                      It was painted by artists of THE CITE DE LA CREATION,a group that has since been commissioned to paint others wall murals in other French cities and abroad(Mexico,Canada,Israel....);

                                      This fresco depicts dead and living 31 famous people from in and around Lyon:the yellow-haired Little Prince and Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the Lumière brothers,Paul Bocuse....some are illuminated at night.

azsalsa says:
I look forward to seeing them........
Posted on: Jul 09, 2009
bernard69 says:
thx,I'll post a review of the more than 150 murals and trompe l'oeil,one is the first illuminated at night from the interior
Posted on: Jul 09, 2009
azsalsa says:
Wow! these pics are really incredible! I would love to see this building some day. Thx for the info, Bernard.
Posted on: Jul 07, 2009
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