Opinel Museum


The Museum welcomes you all year round to discover the history of the famous Savoyard knife. From the old forge to the filmed presentation of today's workshops, you'll learn all about the evolution of knife-making.
In 1890, Joseph Opinel (1872-1960) created the first Opinel knife in the small hamlet of Gévoudaz, near Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
Since 1909, his small pocket knife has been stamped with the La Main Couronnée® trademark, and quickly became a national and international success.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the family business has come a long way! Today, Opinel knives are produced in Chambéry and sold in over 70 countries worldwide.

On leaving the museum, discover the boutique where you can have your knives engraved, and enjoy the relaxation area/bar with terrace!

The exhibition can be translated into English, Italian and German using QR codes.

Tours end 30min before Museum closes.


  • Pets supplement Animaux pas acceptés


  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tour free of charge
  • Online shop
  • Accessible en poussette


  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Free car park
  • Car park Parking
  • Bar
  • Toilets


  • Permanent exhibition
  • Temporary exhibition

Tourisme adapté Tourisme adapté

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable


Free access.

Moyens de paiement

  • CB
  • chèque
  • espèce