Soierie Saint-Georges
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10:00 AM - 7:00 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 - 7:00 PM
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Our workshop-store: an essential visit when discovering Lyon's heritage! Soierie Saint-Georges is where you can discover and become acquainted with Lyon's silk weaving history. During a guided tour, discover how silk and gold thread is woven on 19th century Jacquard looms. You'll be given a close up view of how fabrics designed for couturiers and chateau furnishings are made. You'll be shown all the techniques that have shaped Lyon's history since the 16th century; all the different stages, from design drawings to weaving on traditional looms. Our store offers the widest range of silks produced in Lyon at attractive prices. You'll be charmed by our ties, headscarves, scarves, stoles, wraps, chiffon and velvet fabrics, and more, all created thanks to traditional know-how.
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CPaM68
Texas632 contributions
Sep 2020
We were on a walking tour of Vieux Lyon (Context Travel) when our guide took us by Soierie Saint-Gorges. Our guide, apparently, has a working relationship with the shop owner since he let us walk through the front display area to the back room of the shop where the old silk looms and other machines were set up. Soierie Saint-Gorges is reportedly one of the last active weaving workshops in the old town of Lyon. The shop's owner came back and quickly explained how all the machines and looms worked for the process of weaving silk. It was very interesting and informative. I would have never guessed that in the 15th century, when the King of France declared that Lyon was the official silk center of France, census records indicate that there were 14,777 silk looms and 5,832 silk workshops located in Lyon. The shop also has some great items in the front display area for sale. My granddaughter bought a scarf to take home to her mother. It's a ten-minute walk from Place Bellecour.
Written August 30, 2021
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RockyPt
Klamath Falls Or229 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
We stayed in the neighborhood, we had the address, and it still took us 3 days to find it. It's the back room of the silk STORE, with silk ties and scarves in the window. The museum has looms, bobbins, pattern books, and old fabrics.
Written May 23, 2016
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cachoo
Greater Sydney, Australia83 contributions
Sep 2015
This family-run business is a great place to visit right in the heart of Vieux Lyon (on Place de la Trinite) for a potted history of the silk industry in Lyon, and for access to beautiful Lyonnaise silk scarves. You can see the looms on which silk has been woven. I found this a friendly place.
Written October 1, 2015
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loveDCA
Washington DC, DC1,197 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
This is part museum and part storefront focused on the historical silk industry that made Lyon what it is today. The silk scarves are all beautiful and reasonably priced. Definitely don't buy the made in China silk scarves that can be found in the more popular parts of old Lyon.
Written September 24, 2016
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ShoeLover1950
Burnaby, Canada40 contributions
Aug 2019
I had heard about Lyon being a major manufacturer or silk and was so happy to come across Soierie Saint-Georges and it’s 200 year history. Fabulous!
Written August 15, 2019
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Bobbie E
Beaufort, SC82 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were treated to a guided tour of this fascinating establishment which informed us about the art of silk weaving on looms which date back to the 19th century. The boutique had wonderful scarves to purchase—the hard part was choosing which one to buy! Here’s the one I finally chose.
Written July 17, 2018
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Andrea Y
Fensmark, Denmark60 contributions
Oct 2019
I picked up a leaflet from my hotel offering a free silk scarf if you spent over 50€
So I bought a selection of scarves, one of which was free.
There is a loom at the back of the shop which you can take a look at and the owner and his son are very happy to explain about the weaving techniques in French and English!
Written October 7, 2019
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gourmandise190
Mannheim, Germany41 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We stumbled upon this silk weaving manufactory by chance. It is located in the St. Georges district in old Lyon and what a discovery, this was. Lyons´ few remaining silk weavers are here at work, still. It is a family business with a long tradition, we were told. Most beautiful silk scarves at reasonable prices to buy, and I got quite a few. You can visit the manufactory and it is worthwhile!
Written January 4, 2019
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houstontravelingfool
Houston, TX3,604 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The colors and patterns of these glorious silks are exquisite and priced fairly, I think. I bought a small lavender-filled sachet to use when I travel. Watched a women in their workshop applying color to a piece on the loom and it was going to be lovely.
Written June 24, 2018
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Rachel P
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Jun 2018 • Couples
My husband and I so enjoyed hearing about the history of silk making in Lyon. Our guide allowed us to touch and feel many fabrics, and the cocoon of a silk worm. He also demonstrated two of the machines. Highly recommend!
Written June 18, 2018
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