Mural at Saint Roch Square, Montpellier

Mural at Saint Roch Square, Montpellier

At first glance, the mural at Saint Roch Square may not seem like a mural at all. The Trompe-l'oeil technique used deceives the eye to create the appearance of realism in what is actually a fresco. This mural shows a reflection of the Saint Roch Church along with the facade of a cafe.

With so many cafes and terraces in the neighborhood, the mural artfully copies everyday life near Saint Roch Church. The optical illusion of the mural makes it appear three dimensional. This mural was created by Agnes and Olivier Costa. Their team, Mad'Art Concept, used a 300-square-meter wall with only one window to break up the blank space as their canvas.

Along with the cafe and the reflection of the church, the Costas referenced the history of Montpellier by including the shells of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, an image of a dog with bread in its mouth and a medicine jar.

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Mural at Saint Roch Square on Map

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