Follow the route patrolled by the soldiers garrisoned at the Esseillon Forts, an intimidating barrier built by the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia at the beginning of the 19th century to dissuade the French from invading.

Map and points of interest

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Description

You'll be guided along the way by 11 interpretative panels which reveal the forts' construction secrets: 1 - stone quarry, 2 - Sardinian cemetery, 3 - nature's worksite, 4 - Esseillon hamlet, 5 - limekilns, 6 - slate quarry, 7 - old Devil's Bridge, 8 - Victor-Emmanuel Fort, 9 - Charles-Félix Fort, 10 - Esseillon Pass, 11 - Marie-Christine Fort.

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 30/11.

Subject to favorable weather.

Itinerary

  • Marked route Marked
  • Itinerary type Loop

Equipment & services

  • Pets welcome

Prices

Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Aussois
Adress :
73500

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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Walkers/hikers
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 400 m
  • Distance
    Distance 6.3 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 400 m
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