Guided tour of the Old Customs house

From Wednesday 26 December 2018 to Thursday 03 January 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

15:30 to 16:30

Exceptionally closed : Tuesday 01 January 2019

From Tuesday 12 February to Thursday 07 March 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

15:30 to 16:30

From Tuesday 09 to Thursday 25 April 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

15:30 to 16:30

Location : La Vieille Douane - 1277, route de Vonnes - 74390 - Châtel
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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.
Event details
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Guided tour
Proposed service(s)
  • Services :
    • 23 people max per group
    • 10 people min per group
    • Services 4

Tarifs

FaresRates periodDates Min Max
Tarif réduitThe whole year through10/06/2018 - 22/12/20185.50€Adult
Tarif réduitThe whole year through23/12/2018 - 25/04/20195.50€ 
AdultThe whole year through10/06/2018 - 22/12/20186.50€ 
AdultThe whole year through23/12/2018 - 25/04/20196.50€ 
ChildThe whole year through10/06/2018 - 22/12/20183.50€(8 -15 yrs old)
ChildThe whole year through23/12/2018 - 25/04/20193.50€ 
Group adultsThe whole year through10/06/2018 - 22/12/20183.00€ 
Group adultsThe whole year through23/12/2018 - 25/04/20193.50€ 
Group childrenThe whole year through10/06/2018 - 22/12/20183.00€ 
Group childrenThe whole year through23/12/2018 - 25/04/20193.50€ 
Event Organizer
Mairie de Châtel
M le Maire
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Phone : +33 4 50 71 75 11
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Location
La Vieille Douane - 1277, route de Vonnes - 74390 - Châtel
Visite commentée de la Vieille Douane
1277, route de Vonnes
74390
Châtel
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French

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