European Heritage Days - Visit to Old Customs

From Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2024

Location : La Vieille Douane
  • Musée de la vieille douane


The former customs of Châtel, transformed into an interpretation centre, transports you into the picturesque history of smuggling in the mountains on the slopes of the Portes du Soleil at the Franco-Swiss border.
Discover the adventures of the formerly inseparable partner of the border: customs officer and smuggler.
Archives, anecdotes and illustrations will give you a new look at a relatively unknown part of Chablais history.

Temporary exhibition: "Everything to declare!... from the customs office to the smuggling museum".
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 temporary exhibition looking back at the history of the building and the brigade that occupied these premises!
OpeningsFrom Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2024
Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Event details
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Exhibition
    • Guided tour
  • Art and culture :
    • Historic
    • Arts and crafts


La Vieille Douane
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La Vieille Douane
1277, route de Vonnes
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


Parking with place for disabled person.
Stop shuttle nearby: line 4 stop Les Fioles (summer and winter seasons) .
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