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Soierie Saint-Georges

11 rue Mourguet, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 40 25 13
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Wonderful step back in time

The weaver’s son, in his second year of training, showed us several looms including the Jacquard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stillmank
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Brookfield
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Amazing handmade silk scarves

Lyon was once the silk capital of the world and this is the only existing place using the old world... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
sandranazzal
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San Francisco, California
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Our workshop-store: an essential visit when discovering Lyon's heritage! Soierie Saint-Georges is where you can discover and become acquainted with Lyon's silk weaving history. During a guided tour, discover how silk and gold thread is woven on 19th century Jacquard looms. You'll be given a close up view of how fabrics designed for couturiers and chateau furnishings are made. You'll be shown all the techniques that have shaped Lyon's history since the 16th century; all the different stages, from design drawings to weaving on traditional looms. Our store offers the widest range of silks produced in Lyon at attractive prices. You'll be charmed by our ties, headscarves, scarves, stoles, wraps, chiffon and velvet fabrics, and more, all created thanks to traditional know-how.
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11 rue Mourguet, 69005, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 40 25 13

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weaver’s son, in his second year of training, showed us several looms including the Jacquard. Beautiful silk and gold threads are used. He only spoke French so our interpreter was important.

Thank Stillmank
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lyon was once the silk capital of the world and this is the only existing place using the old world method of making scarves using silk threads in the traditional method used in the Middle Ages. I had the pleasure of meeting the hour who...More

Thank sandranazzal
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There really isn't much to see in this one room display of three silk looms, but it's fascinating nonetheless. These silk looms are quite stout, with the frames being made of heavy timber. (Most looms I've seen in third world countries are flimsy affairs.) The...More

1  Thank Dale W
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is part museum and part storefront focused on the historical silk industry that made Lyon what it is today. The silk scarves are all beautiful and reasonably priced. Definitely don't buy the made in China silk scarves that can be found in the more...More

3  Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stayed in the neighborhood, we had the address, and it still took us 3 days to find it. It's the back room of the silk STORE, with silk ties and scarves in the window. The museum has looms, bobbins, pattern books, and old fabrics.

3  Thank RockyPt
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This family-run business is a great place to visit right in the heart of Vieux Lyon (on Place de la Trinite) for a potted history of the silk industry in Lyon, and for access to beautiful Lyonnaise silk scarves. You can see the looms on...More

2  Thank cachoo
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