Musée de l'Opinel, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Home of the famous Opinel folding knife, Musée de l'Opinel showcases the cutlery works of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Visit the forge to see original tools used for making knives razor-sharp. Don't leave before you view the multimedia show--a simulated tour of the manufacturing process. Plan your visit to Musée de l'Opinel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne itinerary maker.
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  • In order to make a weekly ski break, we went to St Jean De Maurienne. Small town somewhat disappointing, but with a very friendly Museum. This one tells the story of the famous Opinel, we find ourselves at the beginning of the tour on the history of this family and the revolutionary invention of knife and this until today. Near the end of the visit each visitor can write his thoughts or his knowledge on this knife (personally I was reminded of my grandfather's activity), you end this visit with the store where you will find all kinds of knives for the big and the small. Bravo for this involvement.
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  • A small museum in a very well organized. The history of the family opinel, since the first workshop up to the essential brand of knives of today is very well traced. A museum to the size of the company: a human size. Admission is free. Finally the visit ends with the store where you can find all ranges of knives. Do if you are in the corner.
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  • Very attractive area I didn't know at all. Experience to reproduce by providing for a longer stay
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  • Great museum and shop - if you are after a knife.
  • An excellent museum. Small but lots of detail on all aspects of the history and production of these iconic pocket knives. Nice display of early 20th century machinery, and lots of opportunities for reading French! Excellent value, free, and the full range of knives on sale in shop.
  • Fun (free) museum! History and insight into the production. And as icing on the cake the opinel museum shop with all the products out there. Of Pocket knives for kids to saw and everything in between!
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  • A very interesting Museum to the mythical savoyard knife that is even exposed to the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York and that the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has selected to be among the 100 most beautiful objects of the world. Must-have!
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  • Museum exhibits not so very much for, but in the shop you can all models of Opinel buy for a reasonable price. If only because of the store is a visit definitely worthwhile.
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