The Fort du Télégraphe

Description

The fort is at a 10-minute walk from the Télégraphe mountain pass. It overlooks the Maurienne Valley and offers greats views on the Arc valley.
It is open only in summer and with guides.

Built between 1885 and 1893, the fort du Télégraphe is located on the site of an old Chappe telegraphy relay station which linked Paris to Milan.
Its polygonal architecture (Séré de Rivières style) is well adapted to the spectacular geography of the area. The fort has also been used as a command post during the Italian offensive around Valloire and Valmeinier (Battle of the Alps - 10 to 25 June 1940)

Guided tours with FACIM Foundation
Mondays from 8 July to 26 August, 5:30pm. Meet in the Télégraphe pass car park.

Guided tours with the Guides du Patrimoine Savoie Mont-Blanc
On Wednesdays, 2 pm from 26 June to 28 August
On Wednesday, 9.30 am from 17 July to 21 August
On Thursdays, 9.30 am and 2 pm from 18 July to 16 August (guided tours on 25 July and 15 Augsut will be reported the day after: Friday 26 July and Friday 16 Augsut)

The Fort du Télégraphe

Services & Equipment

  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours