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The Croix-Rousse district on a plateau

The metamorphosis of a quiet suburb into a weavers' district...

This is the story of a rural suburb which, in just a few decades, became a district devoted to weavers, the lives of whom were governed by the rhythm of the noise of the looms...

Discover the various facets of the lives of the silk-workers (Canuts) and visit the municipal trimming workshop saved by the association “Soierie Vivante”. (The entrance fee is included).

practical information

On foot visit

Duration: 2 hours

Only in French

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.

(Maximum 25 persons)

Reservation obligatory.
Reserve online or by telephone +33 (0)4 72 77 69 69


A la carte group rate quotes available on request to the Guide Bureau 
Online or at +33(0)4 72 77 72 33 or at

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Charte des bonnes pratiques The guided tour Charter

The historical quarter guided tour good conduct Charter allows participants to enjoy the city’s older quarters whilst not disturbing the local residents.

The guided tour Charter