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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France
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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne:C$ 119/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 40/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
C$ 95 - C$ 168
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 94 - C$ 160
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Located at the junction of the Arc and Arvan rivers, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is a historic town in the heart of the Maurienne Valley. It was ruled by the House of Savoy from the 11th century and was an episcopal see during the Ancien Regime before becoming famed for its manufacture of high-quality knives.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

In the heart of town is the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Cathedral, which was originally built in the 6th century and dedicated to John the Baptist. After being reconstructed in the 11th century, its arched, Neoclassical-style porch was added in 1771 to house the tombs of three House of Savoy counts. Highlights of the interior include the Romanesque crypt and the 15th-century walnut wood stalls.

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne’s history of knife-making is celebrated at the Musee Opinel, which occupies a 1932 building constructed by Jean Opinel. Together with his son and grandson, he manufactured knives and tools here under the brand Croix de Savoie. In addition to showcasing knife-making tools and early pocket knives, the museum hosts changing art exhibitions.

Another cultural institution to visit is the Museum of Costumes, Arts and Popular Traditions, which occupies the grand salon of the Episcopal Palace. It houses an impressive collection of women’s attire from Maurienne, including elaborate shawls, belts and aprons. Antique cribs and homewares are also on display, together with exhibits about the House of Savoy.

Getting around Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is around two hours’ drive from both Lyon and Geneva Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Regular trains connect to the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Arvan railway station and buses travel throughout the town. The centre of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne can easily be explored on foot.

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  • What are the best hotels in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne?

    Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hôtel Saint-Georges, which has a current rating of 8.8. For other potential stays, consider Best Western Hotel Coeur de Maurienne and Chambres d'hôtes Nilautpala Dreams, which can also be great places to stay in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

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