Lyon Ainay, Musée des Tissus


Historical Cities

Historical Cities

You are at No. 34 Rue de la Charité, previous home of the Villeroy family, well-known in Lyon in the seventeenth century. François-Anne de Villeroy was governor of Lyonnais, Beaujolais and Forez up until the Revolution. The hotel was built in 1730 for Claude Bertaud, surveyor of the city, and leased to the governor from 1746. Since 1946 it has been the property of the Chamber of Commerce of Lyon and hosts the Textile Museum with its collections of more than 3 million pieces representing the textile history from antiquity to the present day. It focuses mainly on woven silks and the Lyon silk industry from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.


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