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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 23 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard L
Maison d, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 23 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

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

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

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

Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Thank F1523XKdavidc
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

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

Reviewed 25 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

Thank Faraz D
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

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!

Thank italy-nuts
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

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

Thank Marguerite H
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

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

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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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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