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Street Art in Lyon

Trompe l'oeil mural near Quai St. Vincent

Lyon is a gorgeous city.  Not only is it filled with beautiful, period architecture in a scenic riverside setting,  it’s also home to plenty of great street art.  Since the 1970’s, Lyon has been a center for trompe l’oeil murals, and more than 200 grace the city’s walls.  You can even download a map for your iPhone to take a self-guided tour.  Graffiti artists share this spirit, bringing art out of the museums, making it free to everyone, and adding color and whimsy to daily life in the city.

 

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