Leaning house

Historic site and monument ,  House at Modane

Maison penchée
  • A tower of Pisa on the road to the station of Valfréjus: it is Modane's leaning house!

    Built in 1939, the leaning house was originally an observation and defence blockhouse for the entrance to the Mont Cenis railway tunnel, which was put into service in 1881. In 1944, during the German withdrawal, two wagons filled with explosives were blown up at the entrance to the tunnel. The blast threw the blockhouse a few dozen meters from its original location, without destroying it! He found himself planted in the ground and inclined from two rather unlikely angles.

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  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
  • Rates
  • Free
  • All year