Cultural activities
in Sallanches

Des plantes qui swinguent !

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 natural elements that can produce sounds. He thinks about the first instruments they think humans 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 required to manipulate tools like luthiers creating their wooden instrument.
– Once their instruments have been made, the children test their sounds and try to recreate a “harmonic sheet” 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
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), High school, Reception of summer camps, Children from 6 to 12 years old, Young people from 13 to 17 years, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade)
Minimum age required: 6 years
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 15


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Flora and fauna
  • Arts


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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