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The Silk

Attend the live breeding of silkworm and the work of silk thread on authentic machine.

Breeding and raising silk worms

In our silk farm you can see the complete life cycle of silk worms, from egg to moth. Our breeders look after the silk worms and each week hatch seeds (eggs).

In one of our rooms, we recall the history and the importance of silk worm cultivation and production in Ardèche.

Below the Chateau, plantations of hundred-year old mulberry trees and of Kokuson mulberries enables us to breed silkworms from Spring until Autumn.

 

Ecomuseum of silk

The ecomuseum of silk lets you see all stages of work with silk thread, from the cocoon to the finished material.


You can even make old machines from the 1850s work!

On video, filmed in French factories still working today, you can admire the precise and laborious work required to make this precious material that is silk.

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