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Cultural activities à Sallanches

Au fil du poil !


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 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 vine by touch and observation. Children observe its properties through small experiments. They associate hair samples with the animal from which it comes.
- the children are separated into small groups to experiment with the different stages of wool processing: washing, carding, spinning, weaving.

The educational objectives:
- Experiment with working with wool
- Discover and understand how to 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 image of Epinal 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


Duration of the session : 90 min


  • School groups welcome
  • Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2)
  • Cycle 4: college (5th, 4th, 3rd)
  • Reception of summer camps
  • Children from 3 to 5 years old
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Group accepted from 10 to 15 people


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Weaving
  • craft
  • 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


  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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