Guided tour of the Old Customs House

From Tuesday 02 July to Thursday 29 August 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

15:30 to 16:30

Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.

Location : La Vieille Douane1277, route de Vonnes74390Châtel
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Presentation

The adventures of the local smugglers, in the mountains of Chablais, from the 18th century to the end of 1950s, represent a real heritage nowadays.
The old customs house has been converted into a cultural tourist attraction, showing visitors a different side to this border region. Children and adults will find this 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. Packed with anecdotes, local witness accounts and customs archives, the Old Customs House provides a picturesque, entertaining and richly documented and illustrated account of our local history. And there are lots of surprises in store!

Groups are welcome all year-round on advanced booking.
General information
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
Event details
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Guided tour
  • Art and culture :
    • Historic
Proposed service(s)
  • Services :
    • 23 people max per group
    • 10 people min per group
    • number of people minimum : 4

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
23/12/2018 - 25/04/2019
Adult6.50€ 
Child (8-15 years)3.50€ 
Group adults3.50€ 
Group children3.50€ 
02/07/2019 - 29/08/2019
Adult6.50€ 
Child (8-15 years)3.50€8 -15 yrs old
Group adults3.00€ 
Group children3.00€ 
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Location
La Vieille Douane1277, route de Vonnes74390Châtel
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French

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