• Historic site and monument

Fort Victor-Emmanuel

Eight buildings follow one another on the side of the rock: places of life and combat, they still intimidate.

Historic site and monument Fort Victor-Emmanuel Aussois


Aussois (73500)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

Lose yourself in the maze of this immense fort, built to accommodate a garrison of 1,500 men. Marrying the rock, the superposition of these eight buildings makes it an exceptional site.
Free walking around the fort allows you to discover the Place d'Armes, the chapel, the bread ovens or the penitentiary. From the fort, many via ferrata are available to you, whose originality lies in the fact of starting with the mouths of fire and admiring the vertiginous gorges of the devil.

The barrier of Essseillon is built at the beginning of the XIXth century, to guard against the French invasions. The five Sardinian forts which compose it, bear the names of the sovereigns of the Savoy family. These works, built according to the architectural principles of Montalembert, testify to an architecture unique in France.

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    Free access.


    From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
    Group tours on request.

    Labels and rating

    Town of Art & History
    19th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Public WC
    • Parking nearby


    73500 Aussois

    The access road is closed to traffic depending on snow conditions.
    However, access is possible on foot or with snowshoes.

    Information update on 24/04/2024 by Fondation Facim