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Let The Silk Capital Worm It's Way Into Your Heart

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Lyon

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Pass through the famous passageways 'traboules' of the 'canuts' - silk workers, visit the impressive Cour des Voraces, the district of the silk traders with their opulent houses, and attend private silk demonstrations.

DAY 01

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  • Discover the epicness of silk in Lyon for the city used to be the capital of silk production in the world for 3 centuries along with your Lyon tour guide and visit. 

    • Croix Rousse: Formerly the neighbourhood of Lyon's silk manufacturers. During the 19th century it reverberated with the sounds of the "bistanclaques", a name given to the weaving looms by the inhabitants of the city.

    • Presqu'ile: The heart of Lyon beats between the Rhône and the Saône rivers, to the rhythm of the commercial streets and the main arteries dotted with luxury boutiques.

    • Vieux-Lyon: It sits on the River Saône's quayside, overlooked by Renaissance-era mansions with hidden courtyards and terracotta-tiled roofs.

  • End the tour at the metro station.

  • Walking tour

  • Ticket for public transport/pers.

  • Handmade painting on silk velvet

  • Silkworm exhibition from April to November

  • Choice between :

    • Demonstration of silkscreen printing

    • Silk weaving on the Jacquard loom

  • Meeting point: Your Hotel

  • This is a private tour.

  • One of the different ateliers might be not available during the slot of the tour, but we commit to doing at least two of the 3 demonstrations unless you expressly require in advance a specific atelier among the 3 usually available. 

  • Silkworm demonstration is always included from March to November

  • No refund of initial 20% deposit in case of any cancellation

Lyon

Art
Art Tour
History
History Tour
Luxury
Luxury Tour
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