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Village fortifié de Mont-Dauphin

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Town / Village, Military Patrimony, UNESCO World Heritage, 17th C in Mont-Dauphin
  • A village in the heart of a monument registered on the UNESCO world heritage list as a Vauban fortification.

  • The fortified village of Mont-Dauphin, built by Vauban in 1693, is one of the 12 major Vauban sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008.

    Behind its pink marble ramparts, you will see the barracks where Louis XIV's soldiers lived, the watchtowers on the cliff where they kept watch, the arsenal and the powder magazine where they kept weapons and powder.

    You will also find an unusual village where 170 inhabitants live, like everyone else, but in an extraordinary setting of...
    The fortified village of Mont-Dauphin, built by Vauban in 1693, is one of the 12 major Vauban sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008.

    Behind its pink marble ramparts, you will see the barracks where Louis XIV's soldiers lived, the watchtowers on the cliff where they kept watch, the arsenal and the powder magazine where they kept weapons and powder.

    You will also find an unusual village where 170 inhabitants live, like everyone else, but in an extraordinary setting of southern sun, dazzling snow, silence and stones steeped in history. From the rampart, observe the strategic node of valleys. See the Queyras mountains with their thousand hikes, the ski resorts of Vars and Risoul, the glaciers of the Écrins massif. Enter, let your imagination run wild and see the royal soldiers in their tunics, tricorns and long muskets emerging from the bastions.

    Monument can be visited with a guided tour.
    Reservation recommended via our e-ticketing service
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Activities
    • Botanic trail
    • Temporary exhibition
    • History
    • Heritage
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Car park
    • Public WC
    • Exhibition space
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist routes
    • Guided tours
    • Ticketing in number
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
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