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Musee Opinel

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Small but interesting, especially if you already know the knives

Bit of a pilgrimage site for those who love Opinel knives. Great to see the history, how they are... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
DiggerNL
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Zurich, Switzerland
A cutting museum!

I highly recommend this museum about the famous knife to travellers! We learn a lot of things about... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
ml73220
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Chambery, France
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Nov 13, 2017
“Small but interesting, especially if you already know the knives”
Oct 17, 2017
“A cutting museum!”
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The OPINEL "Museum" is housed in the former cutlery works of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The forge, which has kept its stamps and hammer, houses an exhibition tracing the history of the famous Savoyard knife of the OPINEL family; a video visit allows...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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25 rue Jean Jaures, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
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+33 4 79 64 04 78
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Bit of a pilgrimage site for those who love Opinel knives. Great to see the history, how they are made and all the models and products. Museum is very small, doesn't take much more than an hour. Wished it was more connected to the current...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

I highly recommend this museum about the famous knife to travellers! We learn a lot of things about the production (with old equipment) and the history of the Opinel. I really appreciate the warm hospitality. All houses of the region possess one, so it's a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

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 you have 45 minutes

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pedalpeaks
Reviewed April 16, 2017

A home without an Opinel is as empty as any right wing - or Tea party - politician, seriously; all their knives/products Are without exception of High Quality, practical in use and very Nice to look at. My favourite mushroomknife is from Opinel, my best...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Museum is well done - step by step of the history and production of Opinel knifes. I will forever look at my knifes differently. Museum is free too

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must see for every Opinel-lover. Especially the movie about the history is worth seeing! And it is also great to see what other knifes they make apart from the classic one.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 12, 2016

Very agreeable to visit, full of interesting information about Opinel and the Maurienne Valley. It's free to go in and has a great little shop to buy original Opinel wares.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Lesley M
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Although the museum is small it is very well arranged. Even if you know nothing of the Opinel Knife to warrants a short visit to learn. After the museum visit you can opt for a great lunch at one of many nearby restaurants. We did...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Took a tour (while the new museum was still under construction) and met two generations of the Opinel family, who were very fun! Bought knives here for all of the men in my family and graciously was given one myself as a gift from the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed May 12, 2015

A group from our village organized a day trip in this region. My first time in the area and the first time I ever heard mentioned an Opinel knife.It has a long history and this was very well narrated by a member of the Opinel...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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