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Cultural activities à Sallanches

Des plantes qui swinguent !


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 a workshop with a mediator around the musical instruments provided by nature.

A multitude of musical instruments are hidden in the plants! The objective of this workshop is to make your own instrument and to experiment with the sounds produced by wood, plants and other elements that nature provides us.

The workshop takes place in 3 stages:
- The group wonders about the natural elements that can produce sounds. He thinks about the first instruments that humans believe they made. The mediator provides data from archaeological research.
- The children can then choose which natural instrument they wish to make and are divided into different production workshops. They are brought to handle tools like luthiers creating their wooden instrument.
- Once their instruments have been made, the children test their sounds and try to recreate a “leaf-harmonic” orchestra.

The educational objectives:
- Experiment with woodworking and learn to use DIY tools
- Discover new natural materials
- Discover and understand how we go from raw material to an instrument

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)
  • 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: college (6th)
  • From 6 years
  • Group accepted from 10 to 15 people


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Flora and fauna
  • Arts


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

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

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