Slopes of the Croix-Rousse and silk printing workshop Guided tours

Next departure on 04/12/2021 at 10:00

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Guided tours Croix-Rousse
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

Discover the world of silk making and the traditional techniques of the canuts via its narrow streets and staircases...

Take a stroll and set out on a discovery tour of the daily lives of Lyon's former canuts.
Beginning on the Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, take one of the narrow streets which are full of memories, and descend the entire hill once used by 19th century canuts or silk workers.
Listen carefully and these slopes will reveal their past. 
On the bottom of the slopes, the silk workshop will welcome you to share the know-how that is typical of Lyon: frame printing and the hand painting of silk Panne velours velvet. This is the last stage in the creation of famous silk headscarves, when they are decorated and coloured. After the presentation, you can visit the store that sells silk items (headscarves, scarves, ties) to buy a souvenir of Lyon's heritage craftsmanship.
An essential visit for those interested in finding out about traditions in Lyon.

Good to know

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation

Health and safety commitments

In order to ensure the safety of our visitors, all tours provided by ONLYLYON Tourism have been adapted with routes that enable physical distancing and compliance with applicable health regulations:

  • Group limited according to the standards in force
  • The guide and all participants aged 11 and above must wear a mask at all times
  • A distance of 1 metre must be maintained between participants
  • Our guides are equipped with a hygiene kit
  • Our guides alone make contact with objects (doors, light switches, etc.)
  • Out of respect for the inhabitants, we limit the passage in the traboules during the visit.



Guided tour on foot


Metro C > Croix-Rousse

Meeting point

Exit of the metro, Place de la Croix-Rousse - Lyon 4th

Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free
statue de Jacquard, place de la Croix-Rousse

What is La Fabrique?

The term refers to all trades involved in designing, manufacturing and marketing silk fabrics. In Lyon La Fabrique enjoyed its heyday during the 18th century, a century of fame for the city's silk trade, the influence of which was felt worldwide.

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