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Visiting museums

Visiting museums in or around Allevard-les-Bains is always an enriching experience. The museum in Allevard-les-Bains, which retraces the history of the heritage, or the museum of the forges and mills of Pinsot.

Allevard-les-Bains Museum – La Galerie. 

Today, you have decided that the day will be dedicated to culture. You might as well take advantage of the rich collection of Allevard-les-Bains Museum to discover the history of the town. With its rich collections, the heritage of the Grésivaudan area is honoured. The main activities that have developed there are discussed, such as tourism, thermalism, industry, agriculture in the valley and the mountains. Visiting museums such as the one in Allevard-les-Bains gives you the opportunity to share and meet people through exhibitions, activities and conferences.


Discover the actions of yesteryear

At a short distance from Allevard-Les-Bains, the Pinsot Forges and Mills Museum plunges you into a long ago time, where the forge’s swift used to strike the reddened iron at regular intervals to transform it into a tool. Discovering the know-how of the miners and cutters of the valley is very enriching. Watching the accuracy of the action, hearing the sound of the heavy hammering of the swift, discovering the different stages that lead to a sharpened tool, there is nothing like it to captivate an audience.

At the walnut oil mill, it is the smell of walnut oil that entices you through the doors. This light roasted smell attracts you inexorably. The kernel is gradually transformed under the action of the millstone which turns it into a smooth paste, which is then heated and pressed to become a delicately perfumed oil. The smell is much less present in the flour mill, but the various stages of transformation of the grain into flour are interesting. It is even more interesting to visit museums when they arouse and awaken gourmet taste.


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