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Musee Opinel

25 rue Jean Jaures, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
+33 4 79 64 04 78
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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 13 November 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 17 October 2017
ml73220
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Chambery, France
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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 visitors to safely view the current factory and all the different manufacturing steps involved.
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25 rue Jean Jaures, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
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Reviewed 13 November 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

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Reviewed 17 October 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

Thank ml73220
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Reviewed 12 September 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

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Reviewed 16 April 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

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Reviewed 15 September 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

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Reviewed 7 June 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.

Thank Marjolein V
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Reviewed 13 May 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.

Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed 14 January 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

Thank cruisincal
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Reviewed 15 June 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

Thank Mudfoot4
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Reviewed 12 May 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

Thank Gerald U
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