Private tour of old Lyon and old worshops of silk weavers
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Lyon Silk Tour

Walking tour in the Lyon silk history with workshop and silk weaving demonstration

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Clémence | about the guide

Capital of silk since the 18th century, the city of Lyon has developed its trade fine fabrics thanks to the painstaking work of silk workers, weavers settled in the peninsula, the Croix-Rousse and the Vieux Lyon. During this tour, you will enjoy a trip back in time and discover the life of silk weavers in the 19th century. From one workshop to another, you will learn about the silk history and attend a weaving demonstration following the traditional know-how. On your way, you will pass through the Traboules (secret alleyways) in the Croix-Rousse and discover their originality while your passionate guide you will reveal their history and secrets. You will also visit the House of Canuts, museum witnessing this noble and delicate work, in which you will discover the history of the the silk manufacturing process from the spinning to the finishing.

(2 reviews)
  • Lyon
    France
  • 3 hrs
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Lyon, silk, weavers, workshop, demonstration
transport :
By walking
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Appropriate for children of all ages
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Français/French (native), Espagnol/Spanish (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

The price only includes the guide service

NOT INCLUDED

- On Monday: 7€ per person + guide for a 50 minutes commented tour in English with a weaving demonstration. - From Tuesday to Saturday: 5€ to visit a weaving place (Canuts' apartment et weaving workshop). - Silk painting demonstration at l'Atelier de Soierie: free and 4€ per person from 5 people. - Transport during the visit. - Dinner.

ITINERARY

Departing from the Mur des Canuts, enjoy a walking tour back in the time and discover the lives of silk weavers in the 19th century. You will discover the history of silk and attend a weaving demonstration before passing through the historic Traboules (secret alleyways). You will also visit the House of Canuts in which you will discover the history of the Lyon silk and the manufacturing process from the spinning to the finishing. On your way you will pass through the Traboules (secret alleyways) in the Croix-Rousse and discover their originality while your passionate guide you will reveal their history and secrets.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
At the exit of metro Hénon, in front of the pharmacyPS: On Monday, meeting point is Mur des Canuts
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Place des Terreaux

about
your guide

Clémence

Lyon

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French, Espagnol/Spanish

Guide-lecturer who graduated from Rennes University in 2010, I also hold a professional guide-interpreter license in French, English and Spanish. I chose this profession because when I was a child, I would often do tours with my parents while on vacation, and I was fascinated by the idea of not being in an office and to work in a historic site. Meeting and exchanging with interesting and curious people is what I enjoy most in my job. During my tours, I like to share my passion for heritage, architecture, history and oenology... Originally from the Hautes-Alpes and living for many years in Lyon, I know all the secrets of the Gaul capital and I would be happy to help you discover it, between cultural heritage and gastronomic tours. But I can also take you to explore the Rhône-Alpes region with the discovery of Beaujolais, as well as Ain and Isère... There is so much to see!

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2 reviews

average rate :
Anne
Canada - 28.11.2016

Clemence was an excellent and personable guide. Very good at explaining the area we visited and also very patient and accommodating as one of the tour members had a some difficulty with all the stairs in the old section. I would highly recommend her and take another tour with her if in Lyon again.

UTF
France - 29.03.2016

"Excellent walking tour with Clémence who provided our small group (7) with a fascinating insight into the history and development of Lyon. She is knowledgeable and engaging. She readily adapted the tour to take account of particular interests and went out of her way to ensure we got the maximun from our time with her. Written before the UTF site launch"

Lyon Silk Tour Private tour of old Lyon and old worshops of silk weavers
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: Capital of silk since the 18th century, the city of Lyon has developed its trade fine fabrics thanks to the painstaking work of silk workers, weavers settled in the peninsula, the Croix-Rousse and the Vieux Lyon. During this tour, you will enjoy a trip back in time and discover the life of silk weavers in the 19th century. From one workshop to another, you will learn about the silk history and attend a weaving demonstration following the traditional know-how. On your way, you will pass through the Traboules (secret alleyways) in the Croix-Rousse and discover their originality while your passionate guide you will reveal their history and secrets. You will also visit the House of Canuts, museum witnessing this noble and delicate work, in which you will discover the history of the the silk manufacturing process from the spinning to the finishing. Customer reviews:
Lyon Silk Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Clemence was an excellent and personable guide. Very good at explaining the area we visited and also very patient and accommodating as one of the tour members had a some difficulty with all the stairs in the old section. I would highly recommend her and take another tour with her if in Lyon again.
Lyon Silk Tour ,
5/ 5stars
"Excellent walking tour with Clémence who provided our small group (7) with a fascinating insight into the history and development of Lyon. She is knowledgeable and engaging. She readily adapted the tour to take account of particular interests and went out of her way to ensure we got the maximun from our time with her. Written before the UTF site launch"