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Maison des Canuts

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Address: 10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard...

During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on hand loom, the history of silk and the life of weavers. Guided tours are in French but we supply English information to follow the tour.2 guided tours a day at 11a.m and 3.30p.mOpen every day from 10a.m to 6p.m except on sunday and bank holidays

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The Silk History of Lyon

Interesting visit of the museum explaining the history of the silk trade in Lyon and its importance in the development of the town. Nice display of antique equipment showing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Funchal, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Could be more interesting. 2 rooms with some objects and little explanation. I got the feeling that they are there to attract in-store purchases

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Thank Frederica50
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Frederica50, It is true that we are a small museum. Actually, we are more a workshop than a museum. That's why we offer twice a day guided tours into our workshop to see a demonstration of weaving and explain all about the silk history. If one day you will come back, don't hesitate to join this tour. Regards, La... More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We joined a tour which was mainly French-speaking, but the guide did his best to explain all the main points of the demonstration in English, so we learned a great deal of information. Watching the guide operate the loom, weaving the intricate patterns from memory and observing the length of time it took to complete a few millimetres of fabric... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear CuriousTravellerYork, Thank you for your recommendtin and advice for the English speakers ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Interesting visit of the museum explaining the history of the silk trade in Lyon and its importance in the development of the town. Nice display of antique equipment showing the fabric manufacturing. Nice shop with beautiful and tempting silk scarves and items.

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear beyadenu, Thank you for your recommendation ! Reagrds, La Maison des Canuts More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon at 330 for a guided tour, which turned out to be a demonstration of the manual loom the weavers use. What an amazing process. A lecture of the brief history of the canuts and the revolts of the 1830s followed. That was en francais, but I could follow it enough. The museum itself is... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Chris Perez K, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Really interesting visit to a museum with a difference - all about the silk trade in Lyon. Fascinating talk given to us by a lovely girl who was very cleverly using the old loom as she spoke. Easy to follow and she answered all our questions. Beautiful fabric. We then went across the road to the shop and she took... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Susan S, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Even if you aren't a textile person, you will enjoy seeing the demonstration of the working of a jacquard loom and the discussion of how Lyon became a silk capital if you take one of the tours. In addition, two large rooms include displays that fill you in on lots of interesting details about the production of cloth, and English... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear lranewyorkparis, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit ! Thank your for your recommendation, Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Anyone who is interested in Lyon's silk history should not miss this guided tour (2 times during the day). Fascinating to learn everything about the silk, where it came from, why it came to France, weave tables and of course the invention of Jacquard. With the binary system and by preprogramming everything the weavers were able to perform faster and... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Sailoralex, What a enthusiastic recommendation ! Thank you ! We are glad that you enjoyed your guided tour. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was one of the free visits included on the Lyon City Pass. Went to the 11:00 am Saturday tour (in English) and learned so much. There are only a few silk master weavers left and you still have to apprentice to become one of these masters.

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Har45, We are glad that you enjoyed your tour. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was such an interesting journey through time. To see how the entire silk industry flourished and then crumbled was both fascinating and tragic.

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Michele R, Thank you ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Battambang, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are impassioned by Lyon's silk history, and want to see working examples of the craft -- nowadays beginning at $2000 a meter -- then don't miss. We spent hours here, and returned a second time to review the 19th century mechanisms. But if you are not into textiles, you may find this a bit esoteric. The gift shop... More 

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Globetr0ttingG0urmet, What a wonderful recommendation ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

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