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Only attraction in St Michel and much better than expected

Sadly there are not too many attractions in St. Michel de Maurienne, a town struggling with the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
JaneP655
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Excellent and interesting for children

Went with 2 small children on a rainy day, it was really well laid out, excellently designed... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
susanlloyd12
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Portsmouth
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1 Sep 2016
“Only attraction in St Michel and much better than expected ”
30 Aug 2015
“Excellent and interesting for children”
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The adventure of aluminium in the Alps ! In the Maurienne, where aluminium has been mined since the end of the 19th C, Espace Alu is dedicated to the history of the multi-purpose metal. Discover its importance within science, industry, commerce...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Place de l Eglise, 73140 Saint Michel de Maurienne, France
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+33 4 79 56 69 59
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Sadly there are not too many attractions in St. Michel de Maurienne, a town struggling with the motorway now passing them by. We were having a rest day in St Michel while on cycle holiday so visited the Alu Museum and were impressed. Good informative...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Went with 2 small children on a rainy day, it was really well laid out, excellently designed, interesting, interactive with lots to watch, pull, press and dress up. I would highly recommend as a place to visit. Under 6 go free and 2 adults was...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank susanlloyd12
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

The only aluminum museum in the world, and it was absolutely gorgeously constructed and a blast to tour. We were here as a group and had a private tour and lesson, but we just wanted to explore on our own. As someone who lives in...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed 12 May 2015

This museum was part of a day excursion that friends from our village organized. This museum is for real science buffs and wannabes. Explained are all aspects of the process to turn bauxite into aluminium. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, ours having worked in the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Gerald U
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Great exhibits on the extraction and production of aluminium (great for curious science students) combined with a history of the local region.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Antony P
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