Giant mural revealing the history of the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood.

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The Canuts Mural

Simply jaw-dropping

One of the remarkable newer landmarks of the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood, the Mur des Canuts is a gigantic (more than 1,200 square metres/12,917 sq. feet) trompe-l'oeil mural, dating back to 1986 and updated in later years. It depicts part of the neighbourhood's history as it evolved, and there are signs explaining some of this. If you stand back far enough, you'd almost think you were looking at an actual urban cityscape rather than a painting. Definitely worth a stroll out to 36 Boulevard des Canuts.

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