The painted walls take the stage Guided tours

Next departure on 30/01/2022 at 14:00

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Guided tours Croix-Rousse
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

A tour to rediscover Croix-Rousse in a different way, by letting the walls speak for themselves!

Let us tell you about the history of Croix-Rousse and Lyon in a way that's sure to surprise you!

Another way of evoking Lyon’s history and two famous areas: "Trompe l’oeil"murals and wall-sized frescoes are essential reference points in the urban landscape!
This sheds new light on the district: the Canuts are here, of course, but so is the Silk Route, the painted vegetated wall of the Annonciade, that takes you on a voyage, the one that pays tribute to the painter Tony Tollet and the fresco that closes the tour, that of Lyon's most famous people.
Themes vary to tell the history and the stories of Lyon's men and women, traditions and know-how, as well as the social aspects, not forgetting the techniques used to produce murals… An art that's specific to Lyon.
It's incredible what you can learn without effort, just by looking at the murals that punctuate the gently sloping itinerary of this lovely guided tour.

Good to know

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation

Health and safety commitments

In order to ensure the safety of our visitors, all tours provided by ONLYLYON Tourism have been adapted with routes that enable physical distancing and compliance with applicable health regulations:

  • Group limited according to the standards in force
  • The guide and all participants aged 11 and above must wear a mask at all times
  • The sanitary pass is not compulsory for this outdoor visit
  • A distance of 1 metre must be maintained between participants
  • Our guides are equipped with a hygiene kit
  • Our guides alone make contact with objects (doors, light switches, etc.)
  • Out of respect for the inhabitants, we limit the passage in the traboules during the visit



Guided tour on foot


Metro C > Hénon

Meeting point

In front of the 'Wall of the Canuts', at the corner of boulevard des Canuts and rue Denfert-Rochereau, Lyon 4th.

Adults €12.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

A regularly repainted mural

Covering a surface of 1,200 m2, the Canuts Fresco in Croix-Rousse depicts the district's typical atmosphere. Initially painted in 1997, this trompe-l’œil painting is regularly updated to take into account the changes in the area and among its inhabitants.

This tour is available
for groups

More than 70 themes of guided tours, in 9 languages,
30 anthusiastic guides : an unprecedented offer indeed!
Academic | Associations | Businesses
Tourism Professionals | Group of people

Tour guides

This guided tour is included
with the
Lyon City Card

The essential pass to have on hand! The Lyon City Card is the pass
you need for your next stay in Lyon.