It was the 21st of November, 1831. That morning, Jirôme Roquet was to deliver a bolt of silk fabric to the offices of the silk merchants for whom he worked, located on the banks of the Rhône River. He needed to be paid to feed his children. With his apprentice Tony by his side, the two men decided to go down the hillside despite the dangers that awaited them.
Would they make it to their destination unharmed?
The adventure that unfolds here happened at the height of the silk workers’ rebellion and our tour will help you understand the origins of this revolt as well as the everyday lives of silk workers in a sensational way.
Your guide brings this historic neighborhood to life as your group explores its storied streets and passageways and by bringing to life the personalities of this daring account.
This hair-raising tale is guaranteed to stir your emotions!
Tour duration: 1h15
Ages 8 and up.
Starting point: Esplanade de la Grande Côte (2 min walk from metro C stop “Croix-Rousse”)
End point: Place Tolozan (near metro A & C stop « Hôtel de Ville »)
Rate: starting at 15 € / person (including VAT)
Choose your date and time.
Languages available: french, english, german, italian, spanish, croatian (for private groups upon request)
Optional : Start your tour with a weaving demonstration !