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Cultural activities à Sallanches

D’Azur et d’or !


Château des Rubins - Observatoire des Alpes
105 montée des Rubins
74700 Sallanches

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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, the pupils are given natural, mineral or vegetable materials. It is up to them to associate them by deduction with colors and to 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 an 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 that often recounts the evolution of mentalities
- Understand the influence of the historical context in artistic creation
- Perform a step in the process of obtaining the color
- Team working


Duration of the session : 90 min


  • School groups welcome
  • Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2)
  • Reception of summer camps
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Group accepted from 10 to 25 people


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Graphic arts paintings
  • Arts
  • Discovery
  • History


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open


Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Online payment


Home animals

Pets are not accepted.


  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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