At the foot of the Tour Rose, in the heart of the old Lyon, from MAY to NOVEMBER, we open the doors of our educational mini-farm of silkworms. Discovery of the Bombyx of the mulberry tree: caterpillars, pupas, cocoons and moths. Free entrance.

Last updated date : 01/06/2022
From 01/05 to 30/11 daily.
Discovery tour of the mulberry moth at Brochier Soieries - Old Lyon 16 rue du Bœuf La Tour Rose - 69005 Lyon 5ème
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Natural fiber of animal origin, made of two proteins (sericin and fibroin), silk is fully ecological. The silkworm, Bombyx Mori, which spins the fiber was fed only by mulberry leaves. It is therefore an authentic fiber serving as a reference for other textile fibers. On a global scale, its production is small, which makes it a precious and rare product.

From May to November, depending on the mulberry season (availability of mulberry leaves at the Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon mulberry plantation), you can see yourself the natural and living process of making this wonderful yarn that is the silk thread.

Our mini-farm includes the complete cycle of the silkworm from the hatching of the caterpillars until the spinning of the cocoon and the emergence of the butterfly, passing through the 5 ages of the silkworm.

Free visit during the opening hours of the shop.
Donation of Bombyx eggs on request for educational breeding at home or in school.

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Useful tips

Openings
  • From 01/05 to 30/11, daily.
Prices
  • Free of charge. Donation of Bombyx eggs on request for educational breeding at home or in school.
Accessibility
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
Additional information
  • Before any visit, please contact us at
    09 81 83 18 70 or [email protected]
    Pets allowed on leash.
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Discovery tour of the mulberry moth at Brochier Soieries - Old Lyon

16 rue du Bœuf La Tour Rose - 69005 Lyon 5ème

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