Murals of the banks of the Loire -Tours (France) – CitéCréation celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018

CitéCréation celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. The cooperative enterprise has designed and created more than 750 murals in the hearts of cities, in businesses or in social housing districts.

We open the photo album to present you each week a mural, a monumental wall design or a fresco for social housing.

In this hot summer, we invite you to idleness and a refreshing trip along the Loire.

From May 2013 to June 2014, the mural painters of CitéCréation created seven monumental murals on the gables of the Pasteur residence in Tours, owned by the landlord Tours Habitat. CitéCréation was inspired by the very fine perception of the residents themselves about their neighbourhood and their city. It was they who chose the Loire, its fauna and flora as the reason, as a reference to a setting that was itself classified as a world heritage site.

Black poplars, grey herons, flowered rushes, great-gravelots and other knightly watchtowers extend the idea of a landscape that would escape fashion, spinning from one facade to another like the Loire between two sandbanks, to impose its colours on the grey but also on the species, its essences that can no longer be named or perhaps seen at the water’s edge… A singular reflection of a desire for sobriety, quiet elegance and popular education, the idea that collective determination prevails over social determinism, just as the Loire makes natural obstacles the elements of its own beauty, finally emerges from the murals.

The murals of the banks of the Loire - Tours (France)
The murals of the banks of the Loire -Tours (France)