Lyon Silk road

Discover the evolution of silk made in Lyon!



Available in Finnish, English, Swedish and French
3 hours
10 spots per experience


What are we going to do

Did you know that Lyon used to have a huge silk industry and actually was the world capital of silk in the 18th century?
Join me to my walking tour and follow the evolution of silk weaving from the 14th to the 19th century. We’ll jump into the time machine and get to know the history of silk in Lyon by visiting last but still active weaving workshops in the old town. We’ll traboule the longest inside corridor of the town to understand why it was so important and helpful to have these “secret corridors” for silk merchants and manufacturers and we’ll continue the silk road by following the silk workers footsteps to their later silk hub Croix-Rousse.

About Liisa - the Doer

When I visit a new place or a city I also want to know the history behind it. And when I came to Lyon four years ago I was really amazed how rich and special the history of Lyon really is. Lyon has over 2000 years of history to tell us. It was an important Roman city, a cosmopolite Renaissance town, the city of lights and also a city of silk!

Reviews

Margaret

It was wonderful to have Liisa as a guide. I saw much more than I would have found by myself as I wouldn't have known just where to look. She was extremely generous with her time and knowledge and I really appreciated it.

Sanna

The tour was lots of fun and Liisa knows the best places to go. She is really nice and told us best places to go, eat and see.
Liisan kanssa järjestelyt hoituivat vaivattomasti ja hän räätälöi retkemme tarpeemme mukaan. Suosittelen lämpimästi kysymään Liisalta paketteja eri vaihtoehdoin.

Janis

Our tour was the Silk Road and the traboules. We would never have found the many secret passageways alone. Thank you Liisa for sharing your incredible knowledge, not just for the tour subject but for much of Lyon and surrounding areas. Your knowledge extends beyond the history answering questions relating to local restaurants, delicacies, and wine. We both had a super morning with you. We wish you continued success with your career.

Penny

Thank you so much Liisa! That was a very enjoyable morning spent with you exploring the traboules and hearing the explanations about the Silk Road and the housing for the weavers and the trip up the stairs to Croix Rousse. Watching the silk worms and reading about their life cycle was fascinating. You are very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again.

Victoria

Thank you so much Liisa for putting me in contact with Christina. My mum and I enjoyed a wonderful evening exploring places we never would have found on our own. I would highly reccommend your services!
Cheers