The cocoonery

Maison d’Izieu, la Maison et la Magnanerie (ER)
Maison d’Izieu, la magnanerie (ER)

The cocoonery

Today, the silkworm breeding house accommodates the documentation centre,
teaching rooms and the offices of the Maison d’Izieu personnel.

There were many silkworm breeding houses in the Rhône Valley, from the area south of Lyon into the Ain Department. A few of them still exist today. The Izieu facility has been disused since the 1930s.