Mur des Canuts

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  • Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    1. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the former City of Silk and the difficult lives of the silk workers. Admire one of the most beautiful painted walls in Lyon: the "canuts" fresco. The largest trompe l'oeil work in Europe, it is representative of life in the Canuts district, a silk workers' district in the 19th century. As you experience Croix-Rousse and its special atmosphere, your guide unfolds the history and anecdotes of the silk workers, the canuts and their difficult living conditions. You'll cross gardens with planted mulberry trees, the favorite food of silkworms! You'll learn how silk thread is made and discover typical popular architecture of the 1850's. It was here in the traboules that the Canuts revolts of the 19th century started, inspiring great trends of social movements in France. Lyon was actually once a Roman city, and not just any city. Since it was ...

    Wifi was slow and unavailable during some parts of the walk. Customer serviice for both get your guide and rewind was great, allowed us ultimately to access the walk. Information given on the walk was very intwrestiny

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Wifi was slow and unavailable during some parts of the walk. Customer serviice for both get your guide and rewind was great, allowed us ultimately to access the walk. Information given on the walk was very intwrestiny