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A l’eau de rose !


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 realization of a scented floral water with a still.

The alchemist of the castle, a cousin of Merlin and Panoramix, invites you around his still to make a 100% natural scented floral water!

The workshop takes place in 4 stages:
- The mediator presents the still, its operation and the principle of distillation.
- The group discovers some historical aspects of the distillation of plants from the Egyptians through the Arab World and Ancient Greece...
- Samples of hydrosols are presented to students for an olfactory test.
- Realization with the whole group of a distillation of plants to make a scented floral water.

The educational objectives:
- Apprehend plants in a sensory way
- Discover an ancestral way of producing perfumes
- Make floral water


Duration of the session : 90 min


  • School groups welcome
  • 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 8 years
  • Group accepted from 10 to 15 people


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Botanical
  • Flora and fauna
  • craft


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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