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74390 Châtel
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Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House
Interpretation centre The Old Customs House

Interpretation centre The Old Customs House

Open the door of Châtel's Old Customs House to discover a different side to this cross-border region.
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!

New temporary exhibition: "The Old Customs House celebrates its 10th anniversary".
From its construction in the 1920s to the departure of the last customs officers in 2009 and the first visits to the interpretation centre, a lot has happened at the Châtel customs house! For the 10th anniversary of its opening, the Old Customs House has many surprises in store for you, as well as a brand new temporary exhibition looking back at the history of the building and the brigade that occupied these premises!

Technical information

1277 route de Vonnes
74390 Châtel
Lat : 46.256017Lng : 6.840725
1200 m
18 d

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Reception complements

Groups (minimum 10 people) are welcome all year round by reservation

Tips

Discount on the entries fee with a valid Multi Pass

Contact

Phone :
04 50 71 75 11
04 57 26 90 04

Email : lavieilledouane@mairiedechatel.fr

Open period

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Wednesday and Friday between 2 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

From 01/09 to 16/09/2022 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

From 17/09 to 18/09/2022
Opening hours between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 19/09 to 30/10/2022, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Tips

Discount on the entries fee with a valid Multi Pass

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Châtel Tourisme - 25/07/2022
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Price(s)

Adult: €4.50
Children (8-15yrs old): €3.50, up to 7yrs free of charge.
Supplement for guided visit: €2/adult
Family: €3.50 per person (1 adult + 1 child)
Group: €3.50 / pers (10 people min. adult or child)

Discounts with the Multi Pass (summer):
Adult: €3
Children (8-15yrs old): €2.50