La Maison des Canuts - the name given to the silk weavers that made Lyon famous for its exquisite silk garment during the reign of French king Francois 1er - is a very small, but worthwhile museum to visit in la Croix Rousse district. The guided tour is free with the Lyon citycard and recommended. It provides a skillful demonstration on the jacquard loom and interesting story telling about the fascinating history of silk in Lyon. The shop sells beautiful silk scarves too that make lovely gifts to bring back home, strictly all made in the area. I spent an enjoyable hour and a half there and love my silk scarf!
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