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Tour of the Chappe Telegraph System

Cultural in Val-Cenis
  • At the heart of the Vanoise National Park at 2 004 m altitude, discover the "Télégraphe Chappe" an optical telecommunication system set up by Napoléon. The Mollard Fleury poste (substation) is located on the Lyon to Milan line was built in 1807.

  • Itinerary signposted from the Sardières Monolith (1h20) or the Sardières church car park (1h50) or the Fournette spring car park (30 mn). Animals are strictly forbidden (the station is located in the Vanoise Park)
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Services
    • No
  • Rates
  • Free
  • From July 1, 2022
    until August 31, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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