Groups of adults : visit weaving workshops
Soierie Vivante invites you to discover the very last remaining family-run weaving workshops. Until the end of the 20th century, the majority of weaving in Lyon was done in the home. Discover the buildings where the "canuts" lived and worked.

See the looms at work before you… An expert guide will provide you with a wealth of knowledge in weaving and the genius of Jacquard’s invention.

The trimming workshop
The weaving workshop

When ?
From Tuesday afternoon, to Saturday (9am-noon/ 2pm-6.30pm), by appointment.
Visits outside this time schedule depend on the availability of volunteers- higher price)

How ?
Parties over 30 are split into smaller groups, to enable us to move between the 2 workshops.
If your group wants to visit just one workshop, or if your group contains more than 60 people, there may be a thirty minute waiting period.
The visit lasts approximately half an hour for each workshop, with a ten minute walk between rue  Godart and rue Richan. We recommend you set aside an hour and twenty minutes for the whole visit.

Visits can be done in foreign languages: English, German, Italian (don’t forget to ask!)
Special group fare for 15 + people (check our fares)
Free for guides