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Soierie Vivante


Last updated date : 15/12/2023

Located in the heart of the Croix-Rousse district, Soierie Vivante preserves two canut home weaving workshops that belong to the town. A guided tour offers a chance to see weaving looms in use and to learn the ropes of weaving!

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"Two workshops to visit (with comments and demonstrations), free with the Lyon City Card :
- Atelier Municipal de Passementerie (headquarters), 21 rue Richan, Lyon 4th district, Tuesday to Saturday from 2-4 pm all year round: In the former apartment-workshop that belonged to Madame Letourneau, looms were used to weave gold, silver and silk thread ribbons for more than a century.
- Atelier Municipal de Tissage, corner of Montée J. Godart and Rue Lebrun, Lyon 4th district, Tuesday to Saturday from 3-5 pm all year round: Enter the workshop that formerly belonged to the Ressicaud family to see a demonstration of weaving on a Jacquard and mechanical looms in a 19th century family setting (kitchen and roof space).

On reservation: Weaving sessions for 7-12 year-olds during the school holidays. Les samedis des ptits filous, for 4-6 year-olds, are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 10-11 am.

Reception and shop at the Atelier Municipal de Passementerie: Tuesday: 1:30-6pm, Wednesday to Saturday: 9-12am / 1:30-6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Encouraged by the Soierie Vivante, a "Georges Mattelon" plaque has been placed at the corner of the Rue Richan and Rue Tour du Pin. M. Mattelon (1913-2004) was a master weaver who created the Rue Richan workshop and was awarded the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France).

Practical information


21 rue Richan 12 bis montée Justin Godard - 69004 Lyon 4ème


Italian, German, English, French


Full price: from 7.50 €
Student: from 5.50 €
Group adults: from 6.50 €
Group children: from 4.50 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.


All year round, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Visits open to the public without reservation in the 2 workshops from Tuesday to Saturday at 2pm and 4pm and at other times by appointment from 5 people.
Shop open Tuesdays from 1.30 pm to 6 pm and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm. Closed on public holidays.

On demand.

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Soierie Vivante

21 rue Richan 12 bis montée Justin Godard - 69004 Lyon 4ème

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