Discover a fascinating underground fortress. Built between 1940 and 1943 it was built to protect the two potential penetration roads to the area of Grand Saint-Bernard and Val Ferret (Switzerland). The fortification was used by the Swiss army until 1988. It is entirely burrowed in the rock, and it has more than 600m of corridors and rooms within the mountain. The fortification has four shooting casemates which are divided into two batteries. The last time that the 10.5cm guns were fired was in 1986. The garrison of the fort has varied between 150 and 300 men in the course of time.

During your visit you can discover the machine-room, the filter room, the store of munitions, the operating theatre and infirmary, the vast accommodations, the shooting casement, and much more

 

Opening hours

 

Winter
December to February
Guided tour Tuesday and Thursday 
Meeting at 5pm in front of the entrance of the Fort

 

Summer
From 22nd to 30th June and from 1st to 7th September 2016
Guided tour from Wednesday to Sunday at 5pm
Meeting in front of the entrance of the Fort

From 1st July to 31st August 2016
Guided tour from Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm and 4.30pm
Meeting in front of the entrance of the Fort

Possibility to organize guided tour all year round on request!

 

Tariffs
Child : 5.-
Family : 28.-
Adult : 14.-
Student : 10.-
Child : 8.-
Group Booking Possible

Booking at +41 27 783 11 14

 

Or for more information contact: +41 27 775 23 83, champexlac@saint-bernard.ch

Fort d’Artillerie