visite commentée de la fresque des Lyonnais illustres

In Lyon, the walls have the floor!

visite commentée de la fresque des Lyonnais illustres

Did you know that in Lyon walls are painted in trompe-l’oeil to trick your eyes?

The most famous one is called: the wall of the Canuts; it is all about the life of these silk weavers who worked in terrible conditions on the Croix-Rousse hill in the 19th century.

Then comes a fresco with many celebrities who contributed to make Lyon a showcase for the whole world; did you know, among other things, that Lyon was the cradle of cinema thanks to the Lumière brothers?

Another example? The city’s library! Here, books are honored, a kind of homage to the printing press, thanks to which Lyon shone throughout Europe on an intellectual level during the Renaissance.

These works of art are scattered here and there in the city, embellishing its face, enhancing its heritage; they are waiting for you to tell you exciting stories!

Heritage site

Read more

    Please see also