Visit of the sawmill of Etouvières (youngsters)


The Living Museum houses a hydraulic mill of the nineteenth century in perfect condition. On the first floor the saw room to discover this traditional practice, the life of the sawyer and tools. In the basement, the engine room where reside the various mechanisms, allows us to observe and understand its operation.

To meet the objectives of your project, certain themes may be preferred. Any animation can therefore be built in partnership with the teacher.


  • The story: In its first use in the eighteenth century, to the abandonment of the sawmill in 1980. The building reflects the evolution of human activity and the environment.
  • Artisanal practice of sawing: Demonstration to discuss the work of a sawyer, and the techniques and products sawmill.
  • The natural environment can be addressed biological and naturalist levels (the forest ecosystem, species of trees ...), but also in its interaction with human activity.
  • The timber industry, yesterday and today, is viewed as a whole: from seed to the tree and then the tree to the object, as well as recycling. In order to better understand the place of a sawmill in a die, and the challenges of the sector.
  • The mechanical engineering deployed to use the force of the water is an ideal medium to understand some concepts of physics and mechanics.


Visit the Living Museum

  • Group rate (20 and younger): € 4.00 / young
  • Group rate (less than 20 young people): 5,00 € / young
  • Group rate (less than 10 young people): Package € 50.00

Visit the Living Museum and another activity (1/2 day)

  • Group rate (20 and younger): € 6.00 / young
  • Group rate (less than 20 young people): Package € 120.00
  • Group rate (less than 10 young people): Package € 100.00

Visit the Living Museum and two other activities (day)

  • Group rate (20 and younger): € 9.00 / young
  • Group rate (less than 20 young people): Package € 175.00
  • Group rate (less than 10 young people): Package € 125.00

Teachers and coaches receive free ...

Additional information

  • Duration: 1 hour at 1:30
  • Warm clothes (in winter)
  • Picnic room available
The sawmill of Etouvières,
heritage of the Aravis mountains

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