Perched up on a hill, the historic Croix-Rousse district overlooks the city, providing a spectacular panoramic view over Lyon’s rooftops. It’s here that the history of the Canut silk weavers began, making the city the capital of silk-making. Today, this former working-class district neighbourhood is particularly popular due to its easy living, great shopping, and lively atmosphere.

Last updated date : 11/05/2023
Croix-Rousse - 69001 Lyon 1er
Place la Croix-Rousse

The Croix-Rousse neighborhood is nicknamed the “village”
because of lifestyle quality the residents can get there. Even when a part of Lyon since 1852, this area kept its particularities.
Transformed in the 19th century by the arrival of the canuts, gold, silver and silk (yarn) weavers, this hill remains marked by the work of the Grande Fabrique. The maintaining of this handweaving excellence center reveals at the same time the canuts’ knowledge and their impact to social history. The plateau
of the Croix-Rousse also gives breath taking views on Lyon and
its suburbs.


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