Cultural activities
in Sallanches

D'Azur et d’or !

In addition to the visit to the exhibitions of the castle, the group of children carries out with a mediator a workshop around the history of colors (plants, dyes, pigments).
This workshop invites you to discover the processes of making colors in the Middle Ages. Its objective is to make children aware of the close link between Environment and History and the symbolism of colors.

The workshop takes place in 4 stages:
– in small groups, students are given natural, mineral or plant materials. It's up to them to associate them by deduction with colors and report their discoveries to the class.
– the students test the first stage of the color manufacturing process (extraction from the material by grinding or rubbing, etc.)
– presentation of the manufacture of ink and pigments
– each group is given a color and thinks about its symbolism…

The educational objectives:
– Discover how colors were obtained in the Middle Ages
– Understand that colors have a turbulent history which often tells of the evolution of mentalities
– Understand the influence of the historical context in artistic creation
– Carry out a step in the process of obtaining color
- Team working
We speak French


Duration of the session: 90 min

Customer base

Reception of school groups, Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2), Reception of summer camps, Children aged 6 to 12, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade)
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 25


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Graphic arts paintings
  • Arts
  • Discovery
  • History


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Online payment


Home animals

Pets are not accepted


Adapted service: Independent wheelchair accessible

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On the spot…


Rubins Castle – Alps Observatory
105 Rise of the Rubins
74700 Sallanches
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