Avrieux's local heritage department is staging a unique exhibition on civilians and the Esseillon forts. What role did civilians play? How did they live in the presence of the army?


Using photos, eyewitness accounts and other historical sources, this exhibition looks at the role of civilians around the forts from the 19th century to the present day. From the stories of local families to the stories of the bars, from the benefits of the military presence to the disillusions.

Period of opening

From 14/06 to 30/06/2024, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily between 10.30 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 17/09/2024, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Equipment & services

  • Pets welcome


Free of charge.

Languages ​​spoken

  • French French

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs



Dogs kept on a lead.


By car: From Chambéry, Albertville, Grenoble take the highway A43 Torino / Tunnel du Fréjus exit n°30 Modane. Drive trough Modane and follow the RD 1006 in the direction of Lanslebourg during 5 km.

Let's go

Practical information

Redoute Marie-Thérèse
Redoute Marie-Thérèse
Barrière de l'Esseillon
73500 Avrieux
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