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Around the Esseillon Forts, the “sentier des Bâtisseurs” (Builder’s Way)
Around the Esseillon Forts, the “sentier des Bâtisseurs” (Builder’s Way)
Around the Esseillon Forts, the “sentier des Bâtisseurs” (Builder’s Way)

Around the Esseillon Forts, the “sentier des Bâtisseurs” (Builder’s Way)

Credit : MO. Alban Pernet - OT AUSSOIS

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.

Informative signs explain all the construction secrets behind this marvellous building, the only one of its kind in France. From Fort Victor-Emmanuel, head up past Fort Marie-Christine to Fort Charles Albert. After crossing the stone quarry, visit the Sardinian cemetery. The path then goes above the hamlet on its way to the limekilns, the slate quarries and the Devil’s Bridge (Pont du Diable). After exploring the Marie-Thérèse Redoubt, go back up through Fort Victor-Emmanuel. Type of itinerary : circuit. Maps: IGN Top 25 n° 3534 OT Les Trois Vallées / Leaflet with route marked: free from TO.

6.3 km
4 h
max. 1488 m
min. 1106 m
400 m
400 m

Altimetric profile

Style : Terroir

Starting point


73500 Aussois
Lat : 45.2222Lng : 6.74258
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7 h
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The Esseillon forts

Classified Historic Monument. Built in the early 19th century by the...Read more

43 route des Barrages 73500 Aussois
Lat : 45.2144Lng : 6.73723
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Open period

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Accessible with snowshoes during snowy periods and depending on weather conditions. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

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Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise - 14/11/2018
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