“Circuit of Roses” Murals GREATER LYON
Although Lyon is well-known for its gastronomy and silk, its history with the rose, queen of flowers, is just as singular and fascinating!
No fewer than 3,000 roses were created in Lyon in the 19th century: the city was experiencing genuine effervescence and the renown of Lyon’s rose growers spread around the world.
Lyon’s relation with roses is the result of a wonderful history of families and impassioned enthusiasts who created and sold these roses to every corner of the globe, a history linked in particular to the Empress Josephine who gave her collection of Malmaison to the City of Lyon.
The rose is a source of inspiration for the Lyonnais silk manufacturers, the designers of CitéCréation and a raw material for the perfume and cosmetics industries.
My friend the rose
The world convention of rose societies in Lyon