The traboules in the Croix-Rousse area and La Maison des Canuts Guided tours

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

La Maison des Canuts in the heart of the weaving district relates five centuries of the history of silk making in Lyon...

Croix-Rousse, a historic area in Lyon known for its industrious silk weaving activity, reveals its secrets. During this tour, a visit to La Maison des Canuts, a former silk weaving workshop, is the ideal place to discover five centuries of silk weaving in Lyon: weaving looms, from the oldest "grande-tire" weaving loom, to the mechanical loom, not forgetting the Jacquard weaving loom, on which you'll be given a demonstration.
 
Everything is here: you'll learn how the craftsmen worked, from the breeding of silk worms to the creation of magnificent Genoa brocades and velvets, and about the considerable contribution made by the canuts to the present-day textile industry in the Rhône-Alpes area.
 
Then follow your guide and retrace the footsteps of 19th century canuts through the traboules in the Croix-Rousse area to Place des Terreaux. These passageways are full of the eventful history of the 19th century silk industry, from the Revolution to the subsequent industrial period.

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Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Duration

2h00

Kind

Guided tour on foot

Access

Metro C > Croix-Rousse

Meeting point

In front of the metro exit, Place de la Croix-Rousse - Lyon 4th

Prices
Adults €13.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

From one street to another…

From the Latin "transambulare", which means to "go through", a traboule is a corridor in a building that takes you from one street to another via internal courtyards. There are more than 300 throughout the Vieux-Lyon, Croix-Rousse and Presqu’île areas!

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