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The Silk Workshop

Domaine(s) : Artistical Industry

Region : Rhône-Alpes


Lyon is steeped in the silk industry since the 16th century. Milestone in the Silk Road, the city has developed its own technique on silk work, especially on its ornamentation.
Thus, printing on silk, which is also known as screen printing or 'a la Lyonnaise', particularly highlights this matteer so popular.
you will see in the silk shop the secrets of this printing, which was first performed with wood boards carved with motifs which stand out in relief (since the 17th century), then which were conducted with frames of zinc.

In this space of 200m?, you will also discover the 'crushed velvet'.
This silk chiffon covered depending of the patterns by a velvet is made only in Lyon.

At last, you will see in detail the realization of a square, from preparation of colors until its printing.


The tour lasts approximately one hour.

The Silk factory is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 19:00.
It is open on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


Of course, you can get items at the Silk Shop of the factory.
You will be able to find ties, wallets, shawls, squares, muslin, and 'crushed velvet' & scarves. All these objects are made in the workshop.


33 rue Romarin, 69001 Lyon

The Silk workshop is located at a few meters from the Place des Terreaux, near the City Hall.
Subway City Hall
Parking Opera

N 45°46'02'' E 04°50'04''

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