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Bonnet Silk Factories

Address

18 rue Claude Joseph Bonnet
Parking place Marcel Grillet
01640 Jujurieux

Website

Opening periods

From 01/05 to 31/10
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 AM and 1 PM and between 2 PM and 6 PM.

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Visitors have the opportunity to meet with former Bonnet silk factory workers, who will share their experience with you (in French). Weekdays only (subject to availability). Enquire at reception when you arrive at the museum. Groups must book in advance.

The Bonnet Silk Factories are an exceptional, must-see heritage site and a jewel of the textile industry.

The Bonnet Company, founded in Lyon in 1810, set up a factory and boarding school in Jujurieux in 1835. Around 1900, at the peak of its production, the factory employed 2,000 people including over 600 young women. A real hub of industrial activity, the site was intended to be a town in itself and housed spinning and weaving mills, a chapel, grocery stores, a home economics school and even its own tram stop, as well as a boarding school for young women.

Weaving professions, textile design, fabrics and archives make up the unique, rich collection which has been carefully preserved and displayed in the original buildings. The site is listed as a Historic Monument and stands as testimony to the international and industrial legacy of this empire.

Services & Confort

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours
  • Leisure Center

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Coach parking

Prices

Adult: 2 to 5.50 € (Entry to the exhibitions and guided tour of the factory: €5.50
Entry to the exhibition only: €2)
Group adults: from 5 €
Group children: from 3 €.

Free entry for children < 13 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Group tours available upon request.

The exhibition is free to visit for residents of the Rives de l'Ain Pays du Cerdon Community of villages.

Moyens de paiement

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Cash

Languages spoken

English, French

Facilities for disabled

  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable

Distinctions

  • Circuits de France_POI
  • Label Vignobles et Découvertes

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