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Silk workshop, Lyon, France

 
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Distance from city center: 1.5mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 30th of October, 2009
Silk is manufactured in Lyon since the 16th century. They make beautiful things of skill, it must be one of the best jobs. :)

The workshop can be visited only by groups of 40-50 people, but if you have the chance to get into a group, don't miss it.

They will explain in details how to work with silk and also show the phases from the weaving to the colored silk scarf.

They work with a modern techniques and transform a white piece of silk into a beautiful scarf. But some of the fine painting is still made with handwork, great, isn't it?

You can also buy silk things there, scarfs, handkerchiefs, ties, they are wonderful, but very expensive.

Address:
Lyon, France

Price:
4 Euros per person

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 12:00am and 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm

 
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