In addition to the visit to the exhibitions of the castle, the group of children carries out with a mediator a workshop around the wool cycle.
Man and wool: a story that has been knitting for millennia! From the mouflon, a wild species without wool, man created the sheep, a species selected for the production of its hair.
To go from raw wool just shorn to a ball several steps are necessary. The objective of this workshop is to discover them by experimenting in a fun way.

The workshop takes place in 2 stages:
– the class discovers the material of the liana through touch and observation. Children observe its properties through small experiments. They associate hair samples with the animal from which it came.
– the children are separated into small groups to experience the different stages of wool processing: washing, carding, spinning, weaving.

The educational objectives:
– Experiment with wool work
– Discover and understand how we go from raw material to a ball
– Discover the tools of this craft

In addition for cycles 3 and 4:
– Discover the challenges of breeding, often far from the Epinal image that we have of it
– Understand that our actions and our consumption have an impact on the environment and our society
Further information) :
1 hour workshop for cycles 2
1h30 workshop for cycles 3 and 4
We speak French

What to do

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 3 to 5 years old, Children from 6 to 12 years old, Young people aged 13 to 17, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade)
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 15


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Weaving
  • craft
  • Discovery
  • History


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Online payment


Adapted service: Independent wheelchair accessible

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