Silk Tour in Lyon Croix-Rousse district

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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.
Tour in Croix-Rousse is not suitable for people with disabilities because of the steps/stairs

Maximum travelers: 10



Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Tour and weaving or silkscreen printing demonstrations

« Débaroulage » (translation : « descent ») in the slope of Croix-Rousse hill to discover the wonderfull epic of silk in Lyon for the city used to be capital of silk production in the world for 3 centuries.
Together with your guide you will pass through the famous passageways « traboules » of the « canuts » (name of the silk workers in Lyon), the impressive « Cour des Voraces », the district of the silk traders with their very rich houses, and you'll discover the legend of the « Gros Caillou » (« big pebble »),
Interactive tour with manipulation of silk cocoons, fabrics, and explanations about the Jacquard loom
2 demonstrations are included : silk weaving on a Jacquard loom (45 min) + silkscreen printing and handmade painting on silk (1 hour)


From Place de la Croix-Rousse to the Atelier of silk weaving (45 min demonstration)
Descent through the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill (Place Colbert, rue Budeau, rue des Capucins, rue Romarin) for a 1:15 tour
End of the tour in Place des Terreaux after 1-hour demonstration of silkscreen printing

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Place de la Croix-Rousse, by the statue of Jacquard in the middle of the square

End location: Place des Terreaux

Duration: 3 hours

The two ateliers might be not available during the slot of the tour, if so we will adapt the duration of the tour without changing the price


Tour starts at Place de la Croix-Rousse (by the central statue). The guide can meet you at your hotel, 1 ticket per person in included to use public transport

What’s Included

Service of a professional guide
1 hour demonstration of handmade painting on silk
Demonstration of silkworms farming
1 glass of Champagne per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 EUR - Personals expenses such as scarves, souvenirs, postcards, coffee break...

What’s Extra

Personal expenses such as silk scarves etc


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle but I can arrange for a separate car/coach/taxi and driver.

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