• Historic site and monument

Chappe Telegraph of the Bear Plan

Built in 1806, the Telegraph Chappe du Plan de l'Ours is located close to the mills of Pralognan and the Vanoise National Park. In its forest setting, it is the first rehabilitated station in Savoie.

Historic site and monument Chappe Telegraph of the Bear Plan Saint-André


Saint-André (73500)
Animals allowed
Guided individual tours available permanently
Guided inividual tours obligatory
Average duration of an individual visit : 00h45

Between 1806 and 1814, it was one of the 33 posts linking Lyon to Turin. Its optical mechanism, associated with a specific vocabulary, allowed the sending of confidential messages by displaying 92 different signals.
With its arrowed access, car and coach parking, it is also accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Guided tour for groups over 10 people upon request from May to September

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French, Italian
    Languages of documentation : English, French, Italian
    Languages visits : English, French, Italian
    Languages informatives signs : English, French, Italian

    Animals kept on a leash.


    From 15/05 to 15/09, daily.

    • Pets welcome


    Le Plan de l'Ours 73500 Saint-André

    A43 (Exit No. 30)
    > Direction MODANE / LE FRENEY - D1006
    > SAINT-ANDRE L'ORGERE, then signs "Télégraphe Chappe", access by car and bus 200 m from the site.

    Information update on 01/04/2022 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme