Cultural activities
in Sallanches

De la plume au parchemin !

In addition to the visit to the exhibitions of the castle, the group of children carries out with a mediator a workshop on the secrets of writing in the Middle Ages.
From medieval parchments to XNUMXst century emails, it is an understatement to say that Man's relationship with writing and its media has radically changed in a thousand years!
The objective of this workshop is to present the long history of writing while experimenting with medieval writing techniques.

The workshop takes place in 2 stages:
– in small groups, the students discover writing tools and supports from different eras and civilizations, they put forward hypotheses and determine the tools used in the Middle Ages at the Château des Rubins…
– students experiment with writing with a pen and a calamus on paper

The educational objectives:
– Find your way in time
– Discover the processes and techniques of writing in the Middle Ages
– Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different writing tools
– Compare the uses of writing from the Middle Ages to those of today
– Feel the distinct ways of writing with different tools
- Team working
We speak French


Duration of the session: 90 min

Customer base

Reception of school groups, Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2), Cycle 4: middle school (5th, 4th, 3rd), Reception of summer camps, Children from 6 to 12 years old, Young people from 13 to 17 years old, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade)
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 25


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Calligraphy
  • Arts
  • Discovery
  • History


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


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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