Silk Tour in Lyon Croix-Rousse district

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Activity Level



Shopping, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


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.
Interactive tour with manipulation of silk cocoons, fabrics, and explanations about the Jacquard loom
1 demonstration is included : silk weaving on a Jacquard loom OR silkscreen printing OR handmade painting on silk (45 min).


From Place de la Croix-Rousse to the Atelier of silk weaving
Descent through the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill (Place Colbert, rue Burdeau, rue des Capucins, rue Romarin) for a 1h tour
End of the tour in Place des Terreaux after or in Vieux-Lyon area according to the available atelier.

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 or Vieux-Lyon metro station according to availabilities of ateliers

Duration: 3 hours

One of the different ateliers might be not available during the slot of the tour, but we commit to do at least one of the 3 demonstrations, unless you expressly require in advance a specific atelier among the 3 usually available : silk weaving on Jacquard loom demonstration / silkscreen printing demonstration / handpainting on silk velvet demonstration


Tour starts at Place de la Croix-Rousse (by the central statue).

What’s Included

Service of a professional guide
Demonstration of handpainting on silk velvet
OR Demonstration of weaving on Jacquard loom
OR Demonstration of silkscreen printing
1 glass of champagne

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
Transportation towards meeting point


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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