Guided tour
of the Croix-Rousse

Discover the singular story
of silk in Lyon

Takes 2 hours

Pedestrian visit

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at the foot of the Jacquard
statue in Place de la Croix-Rousse
– Lyon 4th arrondissement

Place des Terreaux
– Lyon 1st arrondissement

This guided tour will allow you to discover the history of Lyon’s « canuts » or silk workers, as you stroll through the convivial Croix-Rousse district that beginning in the 19th century would become home to weaving families and their emblematic looms.

After touring the plateau and esplanade of the Gros Cailloux we’ll « traboule » down through those legendary passageways characterizing the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill.

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The extra bonus :

To supplement your tour we can offer an explanatory visit of a silk-printing workshop !

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