Artillery fort of Champex-Lac


A fascinating world, in the heart of the mountains with a strange atmosphere – a hidden fortress under the Alps. Champex-Lac Artillery Fort constitutes a central pillar of the fortifications in the Grand-Saint-Bernard region.

Built in 1940 and 1943, modernised and adapted for a possible nuclear conflict during the Cold War period, the work was used by the Swiss army until 1998. More than 600 metres of tunnels dug into the mountain. Totally invisible from the outside, the fort was able to house 300 men.


Temperatur in the Fort 14°C, bring warm clothes
Possibility to rent the fort for special events : assembly, business dinner, mariage…

Tariffs without PASS Saint-Bernard

Child (up to 15 years old) : CHF 8.-
Adult : CHF 14.-
Family : CHF 28.-
School : CHF 5.-
Student : CHF 10.-
Group : CHF 10.- per person (min. CHF 100.-)

Included with the PASS Saint-Bernard

End of year visits

Due to the health crisis, the guided tours are temporarily cancelled.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Guided tour at 5pm

Places are limited to 20 per visit to comply with the health measures in force.
Be on site 10 minutes before the start of the visit - Reservation : +41 (0)27 775 23 83 or +41 (0)79 340 01 13.
Thank you for your understanding

Possibility to organize guided tour all year round on request!

Artillery fort of Champex-Lac
Rte de la Piscine
1938 Champex-Lac

T. +41 (0)27 775 23 83