Opinel has been turning knife making into a way of life since 1890. At Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, nearly 700m² are dedicated to the story of the famous Savoie knife invented by Joseph Opinel. Through permanent and temporary exhibitions, our free museum invites you to discover the great events that have made our brand what it is today. Our museum is suitable for all ages, with fun material to support children's trips and brochures translated into foreign languages. Take a trip into town to snap a picture next to the two giant monuments in the shape of Opinel knives which are located in the middle of a roundabout and at a skate park.

Address and opening hours


From January to June and from September to December:

Open every day except Sunday and bank holidays.

July and August:

Open 7 days a week


9.00am to 6.30pm continuously

Visits end 30 minutes before closing

Opinel Museum

25, rue Jean Jaurès

73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

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The museum is in downtown Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

By road

A43 from Chambéry to Maurienne:

Exit No. 27 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

1. A43 from Italy to La Maurienne.

Exit No. 28 St Julien Montdenis.


By train

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne station