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La Vieille Douane, centre d'interprétation de la contrebande en montagne

CHÂTEL

Children and adults will enjoy a fascinating trip back in time, learning about the game of cat and mouse that went on between the smugglers and the customs officers (known as "gabelous") in the mountains of the Portes du Soleil before the advent of winter sports. With lots of eyewitness
accounts and a fascinating exhibition packed with documents and illustrations, the Old Customs House tells the story of a picturesque world full of surprises!

Temporary exhibition: "Chatel since 1947"
In the 1940s, most smugglers gave up their activity, in favor of more respectable trades in the field of tourism which is booming. And during the winter of 1947/1948, Châtel opens its first lift! How much has been done since then ...

Dates:
From 23/12/2018 to 28/04/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 16/06 to 30/06/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2019.
Closed on Saturday.

From 01/09 to 15/09/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

From 16/09 to 27/10/2019, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Prices:
From 10/06 to 28/10/2018
Adult: 4.50 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 3 €
Group children : 3 €.

From 23/12/2018 to 28/04/2019
Adult: 4.50 €
Child : 3.50 €
Group adults: 3 €
Group children : 3 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Child entry valid for 8 - 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Suitable for:

  • Groupe (EN)
  • Groupe scolaire (EN)

Adapted tourism:

Spoken languages:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Services:

  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Unguided individual tours
La Vieille Douane, centre d'interprétation de la contrebande en montagne

Place in pictures

Address:
1277, Route de Vonnes
74390 CHÂTEL

Phone: 04 57 26 90 04