Lyon - Silk Manufacturing: the Living Tradition of Lyon

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Silk Manufacturing: the Living Tradition of Lyon

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Old Lyon, Lyon, France
45 mins

About the tour

Besides offering amazing sights and food, Lyon is also known as one of the most important centres of silk production in Europe. The 500 years-old tradition that secured Lyon's wealth and fame is still present in the city, and the knowledge of creating breathtakingly beautiful fabrics is passed on from fathers to sons. Eniko is fascinated by how people can still work on old looms or hand-paint the velour scarves, and she appreciates the pride and diligence of all who has contributed to the fame of this local product. On this tour, she will walk you through some backstreets of Old Lyon, give an insight into the unique beauty of silk manufacturing, and enter into two different workshops where the owners still use the most traditional technics. You will also hear about how silk got to France, what a silk moth is, and how this precious fabric is produced. By the end of the tour, you will know what made silk so highly valued and where to look for it when you come and visit Lyon.

Meet Eniko


A devoted tourism professional, Eniko's broad international experience includes teaching, translating, and developing tours in a number of countries in addition to directing her own company. Most importantly, though, she remains an ever-curious traveller. She loves peeking behind half-open doors, chatting with locals, and sharing le joie de vivre. She is passionate about exploring her adopted country, France and enthusiastic about showing around her favourite neighbourhoods in Lyon, Languedoc and Provence. Having lived in France for several years, she knows what is best to see yet can still view it with the eyes of a visitor.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lyon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lyon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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