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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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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157 reviews 157 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Brussels, Region De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Maison des Canuts is a perfect place to have a quick insight in the silk weaving industry that played a key role in the history of this beautiful French city around 1800s. Even though the exhibition area is small the way in which the information is given and the fashion in which the different tools and artifacts are displayed... More 

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rhode island
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Very interesting to see the old looms and the time it took to produce those fabrics.The initial presentation was in French and English and easy to follow.We are from RI which is full of old textile mills but to see these huge machines run by one person was impressive.They it took weeks to set them up and I can see... More 

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