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Musee Opinel

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Address: 25 rue Jean Jaures, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
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The OPINEL "Museum" is housed in the former cutlery works of...

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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Sharpest museum ever!

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... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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73 reviews
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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 casual ones for any use in my kitchen is the same, and one could go... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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Thank Janice0333
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Marjolein V
St. Leger, Savoie, Rhone Alpes, France
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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.

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Thank Lesley M
Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 in fact purchase a knife but for a much better price elsewhere.

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Thank cruisincal
Ashland, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 Rotarians of St. Jean de Maurienne, which I carry in my car and is excellent... More 

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Thank Mudfoot4
Troinex, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 family. The knives are practical - I bought a #8 as a souvenier -- and... More 

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Thank Gerald U
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

English guide sheets very useful for the various cases and wall charts and the video shown was interesting ,shop had good choice of merchandise available for sale.

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