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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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10:00 - 18:30
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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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Interesting small museum

Slightly out of the way and only worth a trip if you are going to the area. Interesting details (in English) about growth of silk making in area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Slightly out of the way and only worth a trip if you are going to the area. Interesting details (in English) about growth of silk making in area.

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

Dear Keith1812, Thank you for your notice ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small museum in a narrow back street to the north west of the city centre. Go by Metro to Croix-Rousse and it's only a short walk. Take a street plan (unless your French is good enough to understand the strong local accent!) as it's quite tricky to find. It has extremely helpful staff and there is a... More 

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

Dear Dalriada-Cardross, Thank you for your recommandation ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit into our beautiful hill and our museum. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you are into the history and origins of Silk this is a worthwhile place to seek out. It is fairly small, only about three rooms of exhibits and will take about 30 minutes of your time. There are silk ties and scarves available to buy in the shop but you can find similar products cheaper elsewhere. Entry fee is... More 

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

Dear 78McM, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Very small , quite interesting. If nothing else is open its probably worth a look but it's tiny & takes only minutes to see everything. Helpful notes but thought there would be more examples of historic fabrics so left feeling disappointed.

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

Dear Swirl48, Thank you for your opinion. We are not un museum but a workshop, that's why we have got 2 guided tours a day at 11am et 3.30 pm. During this guided tour, we opend our workshop to see a demonstration of weaving and explain the Jacquard hand loom, and the silk's history. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Perth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We didn't get there for any conducted tour , so did own inspection of the three rooms available, for 2euro per person. There are multi lingual cards to explain the exhibits and the history of silk production, from the silk worm to the machinery invented to facilitate. The merchandise available for sale seemed expensive to us.

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

Dear Steve B, Thank you for your opinion. It is true that there is more to see during the guided tour. Indeed, we open our workshop to see a demonstration of weaving on a Jacquard's hand loom, and explain everything about the silk fabrics wove in Lyon and also about our silk history. We have English guided tours every Mondays... More 

NYC Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Lyon was the center for silk culture and weaving for hundreds of years. This small museum provides an excellent look into the history of silk weaving, from early days, through the invention of the Jacquard loom, and into the modern day. The best route to it is the Metro C line, which is a cog railway up the steep hill... More 

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

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

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Awestruck by the age of items here. Well kept and tell the long and interesting history of silk. Worth the effort to visit. Make the trip; you will enjoy it and learn a lot.

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Dear jsawyer677, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, Maison des Canuts More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is an important site to visit if you're interested in the story of silk. There is also a wonderful selection of silk scarves at very reasonable prices - I think the quality of the fabrics and the prices are generally better than those found in down-town Lyon so it's worth the effort to visit the Maison des Canuts.

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

Dear Grammar Q, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your recommandation. Regards, La Maison des Canuts More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Lyon is noted for the silk industry and is perhaps the only place in France which still uses the original techniques. This wonderful museum actually demonstrates the process and the history, and provides tours in several languages. They also have a nice boutique with reasonably priced, lovely silk items.

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

Dear Jeannette K, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, Maison des Canuts More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The visit was mainly about the operation of the semi -automatic Jaquard looms that revolutionized the silk industry in Lyon in the 19th century. The changes to how the people worked, and the social problems caused, with a lot of violence and deaths was also interesting. The person who demonstrated how the loom worked was very good, and the museum... More 

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Dear 911Trevor_R, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, Virginie Varenne More 

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