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Maison des Canuts

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Very interesting for people that love hand made work

In our group, we had 2 artisans that wanted to see this museum. Very nice, not big but gave us a... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
dtrottier2
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Montreal, Canada
Beautiful Silk Scarves

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

Reviewed 3 July 2018
KnitMs
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Whitefish, Montana
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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...more
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10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific museum of the work and history of the Canuts, Lyon's silk weavers. The demonstration of the loom was amazing. Also learned much about the business-economic history of Lyon, and even the beginnings of what eventually became the union movement. A must-see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in the area to see le Mur des Canuts so thought we'd stop by as it was only 4 euros for the two of us. It was an interesting exhibit, but for my fiance who doesn't speak French the English information printouts didn't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

As silk plays such an important role in Lyon's history, visitors should not miss the Maison des Canuts. During the guided tour (in English), we learned a lot about the history of silk, weaving techniques (loom in operation), manufacturers and traders and the social conflicts....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carmencarola
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The Maison des Canuts tells the history of the silk industry in Lyon and the story of M. Jacquard who invented the jaquard loom. There are several looms of different ages and samples of the cloth they produce as well as yarns in a multitude...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank essexexteacher
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

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

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Was on my to do list for Lyon. Staff were great, and provided a map of the Traboules. Museum is fabulous and informative. Gift shop amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy B
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018

An informative history of the silk workers of Lyon and how it started and progressed. Included a demonstration. Our guide interpreted the main points into English which was helpful too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret H
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Margaret H, Thank yopu for your recommendation. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We visited this morning and had a guided visit to a room with a loom in it. Unfortunately although some of the French was translated to English (though by no means all) it was very difficult to understand a great deal of what was being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard L
Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Dear Richard L, We apologize if you didn’t enjoy your tour. We can not translate 100% of ours guided tours, that’s why we try to translate as enough into the workshop to understand the demonstration of weaving. The second part of the tour about the...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

In our group, we had 2 artisans that wanted to see this museum. Very nice, not big but gave us a lot of information on materials and technics. What was cool to see were the old looms. They have a guided tour but make sure...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dtrottier2
Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear dtrottier2, Thank you for your recommendation ! We've got English guided tours on Saturdays at 11am, from March to September. Otherwise, French guided tours from Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3.30pm. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 17 July 2018

We booked this tour online, unaware that most of it would be in French only. But, as we had made it up to Croix Rousse on foot, and are interested in textiles, esp. silk, we opted to stay. The young lady who conducted the tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StooDee
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear StooDee, Thank you for your recommendation ! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour. For your information, we provide English guided tours on saturdays at 11am, from March to September. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 3 July 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KnitMs
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear KnitMs, 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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