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Soierie Saint-Georges

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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...more
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11 rue Mourguet, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 40 25 13
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Bobbie E
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

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!

1  Thank Rachel P
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

After our bike tour was interrupted by rain, our guide took is by foot to some other sights... the silk store was our final stop. It was great to hear about the looms that are still in use today for special orders like kimono silks...More

1  Thank Craig V
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The weaver’s son, in his second year of training, showed us several looms including the Jacquard. Beautiful silk and gold threads are used. He only spoke French so our interpreter was important.

1  Thank Stillmank
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Lyon was once the silk capital of the world and this is the only existing place using the old world method of making scarves using silk threads in the traditional method used in the Middle Ages. I had the pleasure of meeting the hour who...More

1  Thank sandranazzal
Reviewed May 9, 2017

There really isn't much to see in this one room display of three silk looms, but it's fascinating nonetheless. These silk looms are quite stout, with the frames being made of heavy timber. (Most looms I've seen in third world countries are flimsy affairs.) The...More

2  Thank Dale W
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

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...More

4  Thank loveDCA
Reviewed May 23, 2016

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.

5  Thank RockyPt
Reviewed October 1, 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...More

4  Thank cachoo
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