Mural at Edouard Adam Square, Montpellier

Mural at Edouard Adam Square, Montpellier

The Mural at Edouard Adam Square is arguably the most famous example of Trompe-l'oeil in Montpellier. It was created by the team behind Mad'Art Concept, Agnes and Olivier Costa.

The entire mural was created over the course of two months. From November through December of 2005, the Costas transformed the building in Edouard Adam Square into an optical illusion. Though the building has a flat facade, it now appears to be Haussmannian buildings with window balconies, an arched walkway and open doors and windows.

Don't be confused between the two-dimensional people in the buildings and those sitting at the covered tables. La Trattoria is an actual restaurant with Italian dishes like lasagnas, pastas and pizzas. There are also some French favorites such as pate au choix and cheese plates.

Next door to La Trattoria is the Pharmacie de l'Observatoire. You can walk into the mural-covered building to find medicines and over-the-counter items like toothpaste and shampoos.

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Sight Name: Mural at Edouard Adam Square
Sight Location: Montpellier, France (See walking tours in Montpellier)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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