Lyon is the city of silk, a heritage that the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts celebrates. Less than a 10-minute walk from Le Royal Lyon MGallery, two mansions house two museums. The Musée des Tissus offers an exciting trip through 4,000 years of civilizations, including Egyptian, Western, Chinese, Japanese, Persian and Byzantine.
If its historical collection makes it a world reference in the field of textile restoration, the museum also looks to the future with its research center and its partnership with Modalyon, the association for Développement de l’Université de la Mode.
Since its opening in 1925, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has benefited from numerous donations, enabling it to assemble a highly varied collection. Patrons have bequeathed unique pieces of French cabinetwork, woodwork and marquetry, as well as a harpsichord from 1716 and a collection of clocks.
The museum is also renowned for its Italian Renaissance maiolica earthenware and goldsmithed treasures.