Shopping, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers
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).
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...
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.