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Chappe Telegraph of the Bear Plan

Historical Site · Rhône-Alpes · 1,787 m
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  • Le télégraphe Chappe du Plan de l'Ours à Saint-André
    Le télégraphe Chappe du Plan de l'Ours à Saint-André
    Photo: MO.D.Benard
Built in 1806, the Telegraph Chappe du Plan de l'Ours is located close to the mills of Pralognan and the Vanoise National Park. In its forest setting, it is the first rehabilitated station in Savoie.
Between 1806 and 1814, it was one of the 33 posts linking Lyon to Turin. Its optical mechanism, associated with a specific vocabulary, allowed the sending of confidential messages by displaying 92 different signals.
With its arrowed access, car and coach parking, it is also accessible to people with reduced mobility.


APIDAE tourism data updated on 11/07/2022 by "Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme".
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Opening hours

From 15/05 to 15/09, daily.


Free access.


45.213865, 6.643827
45°12'49.9"N 6°38'37.8"E
32T 314989 5009409
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