Interpretation centre La Vieille Douane

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  • La Vieille Douane à Châtel
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  • Exposition 70 ans
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Presentation

Open the door of Châtel's Old Customs House to discover a different side to this cross-border region.
Children and adults will enjoy 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. With lots of eyewitness
accounts and a fascinating exhibition packed with documents and illustrations, the Old Customs House tells the story of a picturesque world full of surprises!
Temporary exhibition: "Châtel since 1947: the station celebrates its 70th anniversary".
In the 1940s, most smugglers abandoned their culpable activities, in favor of more respectable professions in the field of tourism booming. And during the winter of 1947/1948, Châtel opens its first lift! How much has been done since then ...
Opening

From Sunday 01 July to Friday 31 August 2018

Every day except samedi

From 10am to noon and from 2 to 6pm Wednesday until 8pm.

General information
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Site, building totally accessible
Category Trade, Service
  • Discovery and knowledge :
    • Discovery
  • Arts and culture :
    • History
Proposed service(s)
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking

Tarifs

Adult: €4.50
Children (8-15yrs old): €3.50, up to 7yrs free of charge.
Supplement for guided visit: €2/adult
Family: €3.50 per person (1 adult + 1 child)
Group: €3.50 / pers (10 people min. adult or child)
Supplement for audioguide: €1
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Bank/credit card
    • Credit transfer
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Interpretation centre La Vieille Douane
1277 route de Vonnes
74390
Châtel
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Phone : +33 4 50 71 75 11
Phone : +33 4 57 26 90 04
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • English
    • French

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Centre d'interprétation La Vieille Douane
1277 route de Vonnes
74390
Châtel
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.256017
Longitude : 6.840725