Call for volunteers! The French General Staff recruits spies to unlock the secrets of the fortress and free the imprisoned lieutenant colonel.
New family treasure hunt scenario at the forts of Esseillon.

Leisure Treasure hunt: A spy at Esseillon Aussois


Departing from Aussois (73500)
Average length : 02h30

Routes to share with family or friends, the Savoyard Discovery Walk of the Forts of Esseillon will allow you to apprehend the heritage in a fun way.
This year, Aussois offers you a new scenario plunging you into 1840, through the mazes of the imposing fortress where spies swarm.
Call for volunteer French soldiers! Infiltrate the enemy fort Victor-Emmanuel to shed light on its organization and the life of the Sardinian garrison. Collect your road book to get into the fort and solve the puzzles that will also allow you to free Lieutenant-Colonel Desgranges. The giant sheets scattered on the course will bring you the information obtained and transmitted to the French general staff by the lieutenant-colonel before he was imprisoned.

To each visitor his discovery:
- Route of the spies: follow the markup
Duration: about 2h30
Elevation: 100 meters (stairs)
- Comfort walk: part of the fort accessible to all, without play (families with strollers, seniors, people with reduced mobility accompanied).


HMV Liberty Pass : €6.30 instead of €7.


Open to children
Languages spoken : French

In the summer season only: reception and sale of the booklet at the caravan (tourist information point) in the parking lot of Fort Victor-Emmanuel.
In the off-season and in winter: at the Maison d'Aussois (route des Barrages).

Period of practice

From 16/07 to 31/12/2022.
Opening date to be confirmed.


4 rue de l'Eglise 73500 Aussois
Departing from : Aussois (73500)
Latitude : 45.214245 - Longitude : 6.736538

From the Fort Victor-Emmanul car park, take the ramp below towards the hamlet of Esseillon. Stop at the Guinguette (open in summer only).
Continue to the entrance of Fort Victor-Emmanuel and let yourself be guided by the explanatory panels.

Information update on 03/06/2022 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme