From painted walls to street art Guided tours

Next departure on 17/12/2022 at 14:00

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Guided tours Croix-Rousse Unusual
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When art redraws the city

Lyon is today internationally recognised for its murals. Since 1986, the Cité Création collective has helped produce more than 100 painted walls in Lyon, giving an original look to the city. This street art, initially at odds with official establishments, has become a recognised, more conventional art form and an emblem of Lyon's artistic renewal.

Today, Lyon continues to be a vibrant breeding ground for artists who embrace the streets as an open-air gallery. Many initiatives are being created and associations are carrying out various projects to show the public the vitality and diversity of these street art creations.
Ephemeral by nature, street murals - be they entirely made of glued paper, spray-painted or painted frescoes, stencils, mosaics, vinyl, vegetable moss - show the extraordinary inventiveness of these artists who have notably designated the Croix-Rousse district as the motherland of their creation.
This visit is therefore intended to be educational and evolving. Let yourself be swept away by this city’s new appearance!

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Worth knowing

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Booking is necessary online or at +33(0)4 72 77 69 69
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
Warning: there are many stairs when going down the slopes of the Croix-Rousse.
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation




Guided tour on foot


Metro C > Hénon

Meeting point

In front of the Canuts wall painting, at the corner of rue Denfert-Rochereau and bd des Canuts, Lyon 4th.

Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
détail du mur des canuts

What is "flacking" in French?

That art involves repairing the holes and cracks of the pavement with tiles, by creating puddles (“flaques” in French) of coloured mosaics. The Lyon street artist Ememem dreamed up this technique, which gives new imaginative charm to the footpath.

Street art, Montée de la Grande Côte
street art sur les Pentes à Lyon
Droit dans le mur, Lyon

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This guided tour is included
with the
Lyon City Card

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