Former property of the dyer Gillet who discovered the chemical process to dye the viscose. La Rébublique des Canuts is cultivating 300 vine stocks in a corner of the park. Created in 1987, the Villa Gillet cares about every form of culture: literature, philosophy, history, human, political and social sciences. It offers a cultural approach of the knowledge through open meetings. Every year during the 'Assises Internationales du Roman' and 'festival Mode d’Emploi', the Villa Gillet gather thinkers, writers, artists, scientists… from the whole world. More information : www.villagillet.net, http://republiquedescanuts.free.fr/historique.htm.