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.

Guided Tour in winter

During holidays on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5pm

  • 28th december 2018
  • 4th january 2019
  • 15th and 22nd february 2019
  • 1st and 8th march 2019
  • 21st april 2019

Meeting at 5pm in front of the entrance of the Fort

Guided Tour in summer 2019

From 3th July to 31st August 2019
Guided tour from Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm and 4.30pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Meeting in front of the entrance of the Fort

Possibility to organize guided tour all year round on request!

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.-)

Free with the PASS Saint-Bernard


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

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

T. +41 (0)27 775 23 83