Guided tour of the fortifications, underground and military buildings

Throughout the year, the team makes you visit Mont-Dauphin, a mountain stronghold listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the fortifications of Vauban.

© Pierre Barrot

Throughout the year, the team invites you to visit Mont-Dauphin, a mountain stronghold listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the fortifications of Vauban.
The tour circuit includes outdoor stops (ditches, fortifications) and the visit of the interior of the old military buildings: - Arçon bezel and its underground; - arsenal; - powder magazine; - attic of the Rochambeau barracks.
It allows you to discover the amazing history of the stronghold of Mont-Dauphin and understand the formidable defensive system designed by Vauban.
Unusual elements of Mont-Dauphin are to be discovered during these guided tours such as the underground of the Arçon telescope, 113 meters long, which allowed the soldiers to discreetly reach this fortification element essential to the defense of the site.
The stronghold of Mont-Dauphin is home to other treasures, such as the Philibert Delorme frame of the Rochambeau barracks, as well as a relief plan of the stronghold, nearly 4 meters wide.