Soierie Vivante

Guided tours

Gratuit avec le Lyon City Card

The elegance of silk work presented in one of the last family-owned workshops in the area. Experience what it would have been like to be a weaver with a real demonstration.

Two workshops to visit (with comments and demonstrations), free with the Lyon City Card :
- Atelier Municipal de Passementerie (headquarters), 21 rue Richan, Lyon 4th district, Tuesday to Saturday from 2-4 pm all year round: In the former apartment-workshop that belonged to Madame Letourneau, looms were used to weave gold, silver and silk thread ribbons for more than a century.
- Atelier Municipal de Tissage, corner of Montée J. Godart and Rue Lebrun, Lyon 4th district, Tuesday to Saturday from 3-5 pm all year round: Enter the workshop that formerly belonged to the Ressicaud family to see a demonstration of weaving on a Jacquard and mechanical looms in a 19th century family setting (kitchen and roof space).

On reservation: Weaving sessions for 7-12 year-olds during the school holidays. Les samedis des ptits filous, for 4-6 year-olds, are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 10-11 am.

Reception and shop at the Atelier Municipal de Passementerie: Tuesday: 1:30-6pm, Wednesday to Saturday: 9-12am / 1:30-6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Encouraged by the Soierie Vivante, a "Georges Mattelon" plaque has been placed at the corner of the Rue Richan and Rue Tour du Pin. M. Mattelon (1913-2004) was a master weaver who created the Rue Richan workshop and was awarded the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France).


From Tuesday to Saturday.

Except public holidays. 
Guided tour of the passementerie workshop at 2 and 4 pm
Guided tour of the weaving workshop at 3 and 5 pm.


+33 4 78 27 17 13

Soierie Vivante