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

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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 traboules and staircases...

Take a stroll (or a traboule) 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 a traboule, one of the famous narrow alleyways which are both hidden and full of memories, and descend the entire hill via unusual courtyards such as La Cour des Voraces, or other passageways once used by 19th century canuts or silk workers.
Listen carefully and these alleyways 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.

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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

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

Prices
Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

Impressive and historic

The Croix-Rousse area boast the most spectacular of all traboules: La Cour des Voraces. The astonishing architecture of its monumental stone staircase was the stage of Canut rebellions between 1831 and 1834.

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