• Historic site and monument

Leaning house

At the exit of Modane, towards Valfréjus, the leaning house is aptly named. Inside this blockhouse dynamited by the Germans in 1944, you defy the laws of balance!

Historic site and monument Leaning house Modane


Modane (73500)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently

Built in 1939, the leaning house was originally a blockhouse for observation and defense for the entrance of the Mont-Cenis railway tunnel, commissioned in 1881. In 1944, during the German withdrawal, this blockhouse was blown up. by two wagons stuffed with explosives at the entrance of the tunnel. He literally jumped to drop off a bit further almost intact, but not really horizontal ...

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed


    From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

    Labels and rating

    20th C

    • Pets welcome
    • Public WC
    • Car park


    Route de Bardonnèche 73500 Modane
    Information update on 23/05/2022 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme