Let's head for La Croix-Rousse, a very industrious hill, which was once the silk workers' district.

La Maison des Canuts opens the doors of its workshop to the public. Brocade, velvet or figured silk... The secrets of these exceptional silks will be revealed as the techniques used are demonstrated on a Jacquard weaving loom.

Last updated date : 17/09/2021
From 18/01 to 31/12/2021. Closed Monday and Sunday.
La Maison des Canuts 10/12 rue d'Ivry - 69004 Lyon 4ème
Maison des Canuts

The exhibition rooms reveal how gold thread is produced, the life-cycle of a silkworm, the contribution of the Canut silk-workers to society, the invention of the Jacquard loom and the realities of the modern textile industry. Demonstrations are given during guided tours. History of the Canut silk-workers, and the human, social and architectural history of the Croix-Rousse. Guided tours from Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 3.30 pm.


Useful tips

  • From 18/01 to 31/12/2021.
    Closed Monday and Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
    Open from Mon. to Fri.: 10 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6 PM, on Sat. from 10 AM to 6 PM. Closed on bank holidays.
  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
Additional information
  • The presentation of the health pass is mandatory.


La Maison des Canuts

10/12 rue d'Ivry - 69004 Lyon 4ème

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