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“Beautiful Silk Scarves”
Review of Maison des Canuts

Maison des Canuts
Ranked #26 of 201 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
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 formed unions to stand up to the owners who kept reducing wages to increase profits.
As part of the museum, there is a shop with hand painted silk scarves of varying prices. I did purchase a few gifts here and the recipients really loved them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KnitMs
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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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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

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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 des Canuts just a few blocks away.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Faraz D
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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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marguerite H
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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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