Saint-André

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.

Description

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.

Period of opening

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Equipment & services

  • Pets welcome
  • Guided group tours

Prices

Free access.

Languages ​​spoken

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Animals

Accepted

Animals kept on a leash.

Localisation

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.

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Le Plan de l'Ours
73500 Saint-André
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EDF-2021