The Croix-Rousse hill – the hill that works

Since the Renaissance, Lyon has been the undisputed silk capital of Europe; after the Revolution, the engineer Joseph Marie Jacquard invented a loom that worked with a punch card system, as computers would, 200 years later! New buildings were erected on the hill to house hundreds of these new looms. The hill hummed like a beehive, hence its nickname: the hill that works.

Come downstairs with me – this visit will leave you under the charm of Lyon. From the plateau, the Montmartre of Lyon, you will discover the typical manufactured architecture of the Canuts, which has earned the neighborhood a place on the World Heritage List, breathtaking views over the city, the typical traboules, stories full of emotion…. You will lose your heart in Croix-Rousse…

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