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Address: 10-12 rue d'Ivry | 10-12 Rue d'Ivry, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 62 04
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Description: During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard...
During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on hand loom, the history of silk and the life of weavers. Guided tours are in French but we supply English information to follow the tour.2 guided tours a day at 11a.m and 3.30p.mOpen every day from 10a.m to 6p.m except on sunday and bank holidays
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A fascinating two hour visit

One of our goals on our recent recent trip was to stop at the Silk Museum in Lyon, La mason des Canuts. It is located about 20 minutes of mostly uphill walking from the center of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Temecula, California
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lyon was and still is a silk manufacturer of high quality and the history you see in the museum with its elegant displays of silk fabrics is well worth the time. You see silk that was on the walls of palaces, historic places, worn by the nobility of Europe. The building and interior itself is beautiful. They have a nice... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our guide Caroline walked us through the Traboules of the Croix Rousse, home to the silk weaving industry in Lyon, France, beginning in the 15th C., developed a silk industry that eventually became one of the best in the world. Our tour began with the Traboules where our guide explained the history of the area, how the wealthy owners built... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There are tours in English. However only the first half of the "tour" is in English. But that is more than enough. They will take you across the street to where there is a working antique jacquard loom. The "guide" will actually use the loom allowing one to understand how it works. Given the importance of the jacquard loom to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very small museum that looks a little tired. Subject matter is interesting but more thought needed to make is accessible to non French speakers

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San Diego, California
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

One of our goals on our recent recent trip was to stop at the Silk Museum in Lyon, La mason des Canuts. It is located about 20 minutes of mostly uphill walking from the center of Lyon. There is also a readily available and inexpensive public bus that will get you to the museum. From the outside, there is not... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Be sure to get to this Museum when the guided tours take place. Then you get to see the working pre Jaquard and the Jaquard looms, and see some weaving in action. The guide was very good, providing details of the whole history of the Lyon Weavers. Well worth a visit.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a very informative experience! We showed up thinking it would be more of a self guided museum but were pleasantly surprised to have an English tour starting within 10 minutes. The tour takes you over to the working looms and shows the painstaking process of creating jacquard fabric. After that we were shown a video about the silkworm... More 

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Sebourg, Nord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

La Maison des Canuts - the name given to the silk weavers that made Lyon famous for its exquisite silk garment during the reign of French king Francois 1er - is a very small, but worthwhile museum to visit in la Croix Rousse district. The guided tour is free with the Lyon citycard and recommended. It provides a skillful demonstration... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We used the Lyon City Card and got free entry to Maison des Canuts. It was explained that the tour and demonstration was in French with some translation, but that the talk at the end was all in Fench. There is a display/interpretive centre which is well set up with information on the history of silk and the industry in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The silk shop offered two tours. We paid 3.5 euros for the first tour, which took everyone to a separate room where there was a silk weaving machine. We stayed in that room for the entire "tour" (about 20 minutes) listening to the guide. The information was supposed to be in French and English. However, the guide would say something... More 

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Address: 10-12 rue d'Ivry | 10-12 Rue d'Ivry, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 62 04
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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