Amandine Levy // Le Tour de France

Amandine Lévy // Le Tour de France © Ville de Bruxelles

Amandine Levy // Le Tour de France


Boulevard de l'Abattoir 50 Slachthuislaan
1000 Brussels

Date of completion


1000 Brussel

Web history

This gigantic fresco was created in July 2019 by artist Amandine Levy. This expansive composition covers three walls. With a height of 24 m and approximate width of 14 m, these unusual walls form the ideal canvas to show this monumental work. Brussels hosted two stages of the Tour de France on the 6th and 7th July 2019.  It was only natural that PARCOURS Street Art should celebrate the legendary bike race through art. For the occasion, Amandine Levy has created a work made up of a multitude of elements honouring, among others, two cyclists who have left their mark on the history of the sport: Eddy Merckx, quintuple champion of the Tour de France, and Yvonne Reynders, the Belgian cyclist who won over a dozen championships in the 1960s. The background of the fresco is made up of dynamic lines that evoke speed and mountainous coastlines. The figures themselves mostly present rather striking contrasts. The main colours are yellow (referencing the ‘maillot jaune’), orange, and blue. More technical motifs are also included, evoking the mechanical aspect of the bicycle, all of which also evinces a vintage spirit in its treatment.