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Visit of the Chappe de Courberon telegraph

The telegraph Chappe of Courberon located at 2 002 meters altitude in Avrieux was part of a communication line linking Paris to Venice.

Cultural Visit of the Chappe de Courberon telegraph Avrieux


On Friday 12 July 2024 from 10:00:00 in 17:00:00
Avrieux (73500)

During the tour, we'll contact the other two telegraphs at 11am and 3pm.

Conceived during the French Revolution by Claude Chappe, this system profoundly changed the way messages were exchanged, using optical signals relayed from post to post.
Napoleon, who feared a resumption of hostilities with Austria, wanted this section of the line, but unfortunately it was short-lived. In 1814-1815, with the restoration of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, the link to Italy was abandoned.

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    Free of charge.


    Languages spoken : French

    Bring hiking boots and a 30-minute walk.


    From 12/07 to 23/08/2024, every Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.
    No reservation required.


    Télégraphe Chappe de Courberon Courberon 73500 Avrieux

    Access: from Aussois, take the road to the dams and turn left towards “le Clotte”.

    Information update on 30/04/2024 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme