Opinel Museum

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The Museum welcomes you all year round to discover the history of the famous Savoyard knife. From the old forge to the filmed presentation of today's workshops, you'll learn all about the evolution of knife-making.
In 1890, Joseph Opinel (1872-1960) created the first Opinel knife in the small hamlet of Gévoudaz, near Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
Since 1909, his small pocket knife has been stamped with the La Main Couronnée® trademark, and quickly became a national and international success.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the family business has come a long way! Today, Opinel knives are produced in Chambéry and sold in over 70 countries worldwide.

On leaving the museum, discover the boutique where you can have your knives engraved, and enjoy the relaxation area/bar with terrace!

The exhibition can be translated into English, Italian and German using QR codes.

Tours end 30min before Museum closes.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 9 am and 6.30 pm.
Opinel Museum
25 Rue Jean Jaurès
Phone : +33 4 79 64 04 78
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
In Short
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • categories :
    • Private museum
  • Visit :
    • Tour free of charge
  • themes :
    • Local tradition
  • Arts and culture :
    • Arts and culture
    • Craft/Artisanat
    • Local history
  • Science and technology :
    • Sciences and technology
    • Occupations
    • Industry
Equipments, Services
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Bar
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Permanent exhibition
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
    • Help for client/practical
Good to know
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Indoor
    • Bad weather alternative
    • Recommended by high heat
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Incline >5% but reasonable


  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Contactless payment


Musée Opinel
25 Rue Jean Jaurès
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.277695
Longitude : 6.347258
By road :
A43 from Chambéry to Maurienne:
Exit N°27 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

A43 from Turin towards the Maurienne:
Exit N°28 Saint-Julien-Montdenis.

By train :
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne SNCF train and bus station

The museum is located in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne town center, 2 km from the A43 freeway exit and 500 m from the SNCF train station.

Bus stop: place du Forum
  • Environnements :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location