Maison des Canuts
10 Rue d'Ivry, 69004 Lyon, France
Photo courtesy of Maison des Canuts
Maison des CanutsSynonymous with the silk trade for centuries, Lyon still produces some of the world’s finest fabric. At the Maison des Canuts, you can learn about how the silk workers shaped Lyonnais culture—from the bouchons (lively, family-run eateries) to the city’s famous traboules (covered passageways between buildings that workers used to transport products)—as well as how silk gets made. Afterward, peruse the lovely boutique for a chic scarf or tie to commemorate your visit.