Opinel Museum


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.


  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Free car park


  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tour free of charge
  • Online shop


Free access.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Check Check
  • Cash Cash
  • Contactless payment

Opening Time

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily, 9am to 6:30pm.
From 01/09 to 30/06, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6.30pm.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Animal : Not accepted

Spoken languages

  • German German
  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Tourisme adapté

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable

Type de clientèle

  • Groups


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

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25 Rue Jean Jaurès
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
04 79 64 04 78 Website Contacter le prestataire