Explore the 'slopes' and visit the last workshop of weavers in Croix-Rousse - preserved by the Silk Association..

Last updated date : 03/02/2021
By reservation.
Devant la sortie du métro Place de la Croix-Rousse - 69004 Lyon 4ème

Stroll through the narrow streets and stairways to discover the history of the "canuts", the silk workers of Lyon in the 19th century.

Beginning in Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, walk down the hill slopes through the buildings: these secret passages and staircases are full of history, which will blow your mind.

Discover the silk-workers’ daily life by visiting a real weavers’ workshop kept going by the Living Silk-work Association with its kitchen, its attic
and its mechanical looms. The walk continues through the alleyways to the Place des Terreaux.

This visit is a must for anyone wanting information on Lyonnais tradition and history.

Duration of the visit: 2h. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.


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  • By reservation.

Devant la sortie du métro

Place de la Croix-Rousse - 69004 Lyon 4ème

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