Cultural activities
in Sallanches

Au fil des plantes !

In addition to the visit to the exhibitions of the castle, the group of children carries out with a mediator a workshop around weaving and cording with plants.
Learn how to make your prehistoric material with abundant, sustainable and biodegradable plant resources harvested from the surrounding mountains. Thanks to rope techniques, make your Cro-Magnon bracelet.

The workshop takes place in 3 stages:
– Through the example of Ötzi, a Neolithic man found with his equipment in a glacier in the Alps, the group observes that part of the equipment was made with plant fibers
– The children discover plants from which fibers can be extracted to make materials, clothes, etc. Then they distinguish the techniques of braiding and rope.
– They make their bracelet from plant fibers.

The educational objectives:
– Discover the plant materials used since prehistory to make equipment.
– Experiment with the transition from a plant to a fiber.
– Learn the techniques for making rope or braiding.
– Understand through fiber plants what are the consequences of the transition from a self-sufficient society to a globalized society
– Understand that our actions and our consumption have an impact on the environment and our society.
We speak French


Duration of the session: 90 min

Customer base

Reception of school groups, Cycle 4: middle school (5th, 4th, 3rd), High school, 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 age required: 8 years
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 15


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Flora and fauna
  • Basketwork
  • Environment / Sustainable development


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

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