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Hear the story of common people who clothed the rich silk

If you love history or textiles, the Silk Museum has a lot to offer. The museum itself is... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
profmclaugh47
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Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, France
Gives a new appreciation of how silk is woven

We were fortunate enough to actually see a weaver weaving some jacquard silk. What an amazing... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2015
Edmontonsmile
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Edmonton, Canada
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May 17, 2018
“Hear the story of common people who clothed the rich silk”
Sep 23, 2015
“Gives a new appreciation of how silk is woven”
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Its themes are the sericulture and silk thread production in the Cevennes. The museum aims to highlight and to pass on the industrial heritage of the Cevennes and its past of silk producer. From the silkworm to the cloth, all the steps of the silk...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Place du 8 Mai, 30170 Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, France
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+33 4 30 67 26 94
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

lots of detail on silk production past up to present and helpful staff. Parking and shops , bars etc nearby.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

If you love history or textiles, the Silk Museum has a lot to offer. The museum itself is well-designed and features the machinery and artifacts used in the intricate process of silk production, This industry employed entire peasant families for many years. Our group watched...More

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Muriel B, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Soie, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your kindness. The museum staff

Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were fortunate enough to actually see a weaver weaving some jacquard silk. What an amazing process!!! This is the group that wove fabric for many of the museums in France and the effort required to produce the fabric is beyond belief. Well worth the...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Interesting well laid out and explained in both French and English Staff welcoming and helpful easy to find with free parking

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

We saw the sign "Musée de la Soie" on the road by chance as we approached St Hippolyte du fort. It was lucky to have spotted it as the detour was really worth the time. There was unfortunately no other visitors and the lady waiting...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

lots of detail on silk production past up to present and helpful staff. Parking and shops , bars etc nearby.

1  Thank Brianthesnail2014
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