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Maison des Canuts

10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Beautiful Silk Scarves

This small museum was educating about the silk industry in the area. It houses various looms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KnitMs
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Whitefish, Montana
Small and not easy to find - try hard !

Small artisan house, tucked away in side street. Just half an hour needed to understand silk and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
F1523XKdavidc
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Cambridge
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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“small museum” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum was educating about the silk industry in the area. It houses various looms, tools, wheels and gadgets associated with the production of silk fabric. This was a large industry here in the 18th century. Also, of interest was learning how the workers...More

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KnitMs, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small artisan house, tucked away in side street. Just half an hour needed to understand silk and its manufacture, and don 't miss the gift shop next door. Delightful

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear F1523XKdavidc, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Maison des Canuts is a small muesum that honors and preserve the work of hard working silk makers of Lyon. Although the program is in French, you can read about it and ask questions. Wonderful place to visit while in Lyon, don't miss the Murs...More

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Faraz D, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Very well done exhibits. Too bad that you have to deal with so much graffiti on the way there....it's everywhere!

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear italy-nuts, Thank you for your recommendation. And, yes, you're right for the graffiti. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This museum displayed a fascinating exhibition of silk production in Lyon through the centuries. Well displayed and well explained. Really with a visit

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Dear Marguerite H, Thank you for your recommendation. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit of the machines and sample of silk and weaving. However, I would have liked to seen the film, showing how the machines worked. Evidently you have to take the guided tour for that and that was not clear before we...More

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Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear GayeS545, Thank you for your recommendation. Actually, to see how the machine work, it is better to join ours guided tours, mostly to have the informations about the mechanics. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Although we arrived at the wrong time for the tour we were still able to read the helpful guidance cards in English to understand the complexity of the process from silkworm through manufacturing and the regulatory systems put in place before it all collapsed due...More

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Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Sarah B, Thank you for your recommendation ;) Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Large plaza but not a lot was going on there during the 3 days we were in Lyon. Clearly an important location for the city, though.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had an excellent tour hear and learning in great detail about the silk weaving and Jacard loom. Our guide was excellent.

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Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Martha C, Thank you for ypour recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

A small museum of "canuts" (Lyon silk weavers) will give you a wonderful experience of silk production and weaving. You can see an authentic Jacquard loom, find how it works and watch the tissue coming out. In the museum shop you could buy a made-of-silk...More

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Анна К, Thank you for your recommendation ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST !! you better take a taxi but we are clodes on may 5 because it is bank holidays you can visit us on may 4 or 6 have a nice day
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