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Ain and Rhône

Like puppet strings, the silk threads dance up and down in the workshops. You have just entered the land of Guignol, the popular French hand puppet, so following his advice make your way along the traboules, inner passageways enabling you to move from one building to the next without setting foot on the street. You happen to hear, coming from the street, the regular tick of clocks being restored by clockmakers. Their hands seem to mark the rhythm of your visit, yet without the slightest intention of hurrying you. The labelled companies here will take great pleasure in giving you their undivided attention.