Musée Opinel, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

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Home of the famous Opinel folding knife, Musée 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. Musée Opinel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Edition.
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  • A museum that traces the Opinel history while describing the manufacturing process. Interesting and informative. The end of the visit ends with the shop where the range is offered for sale. However, prices appear not very attractive to me. Are set in a way to compensate the Museum free?
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  • Well, this museum traces the history of the famous knife manufacturing the OPINEL. Smaller films allow us to understand the history of this family and the method of making knives. We must also say that this visit is free.
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  • Definitely worth wandering through to see old equipment and how knives are made. Everything is in French so we couldn't read the signage. Store has all sorts of opinel knives to buy. Worth going to if...  more »
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  • Free museum showing the history and manufacture of Opinel knives. This used to be the site of the original Opinel workshop before they moved to a larger building. The gift shop has English guides if you don't read French. Check out the film at the end of the museum, really interesting to see how they do quality control on their knives. The best part is really the gift shop though. You can get all kinds of different Opinel knives and tools, makes a good souvenir or gift.
  • Nice experience in this historical brands
  • 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.
  • I'm a romantic but in its simplicity is something wonderful! 3/4 little rooms tell the story of a simple, functional and almost perfect! For €5 write what you want on the handle!
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