Situated between Albertville and Faverges, at 1000 meters above sea level, The Fort de Tamié offer a walking path and picnic areas with a beautiful view of the mountains.
The access is free.

Historic site and monument Fort de Tamié Mercury


Mercury (73200)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h30

This is the most important of the forts built at the mouth of the Alpine valleys by France in the 19th century. Built in 1876 by 600 Italian workers, it commanded the Albertville square.
Before Savoie became part of France (1860), it had few fortifications. The French government therefore commissioned General Séré de Rivières to build a number of fortifications, including Fort de Tamié, to defend access to the borders.
The fort's strategic interest lies in its geographical position, with surveillance from all directions and defense of access routes. Its enclosure included several artillery battery positions concealed in the folds of land. Troops were housed in casemates and caves dug into the rock.

An adventure course, a children's playground, audio-guided historical tours, a snack bar and a regional produce store for gourmets are available on site.
Open from April to the autumn vacations.

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    The Fort de Tamié is committed to making its site and its activities accessible to as many people as possible ! Our plans for the future is to welcome groups and individuals with specific needs.


    Enjoy about all the activities in the Fort de Tamié : adventure course like high ropes course, game park, hikes, nature escape game...


    Free access.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Contactless payment


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : English, French


    From 29/04 to 07/07, daily between 11 am and 5.30 pm.

    From 08/07 to 31/08, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

    From 01/09 to 12/11, daily between 11 am and 5.30 pm.

    Labels and rating

    19th C

    • Pets welcome
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist routes
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Tour free of charge
    • Fast food
    • Spot photo
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Exhibition space
    • Orientation board
    • Sustainable development
    • Parking nearby
    • Outhouse
    • Activity
    • Concert
    • Temporary exhibition


    Route du collet de Tamié 73200 Mercury

    Next to the Abbey of Tamié.

    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move

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    Information update on 27/05/2024 by Fondation Facim