Located in the heart of the Alps, the place was created in 1692 by Vauban to secure the border. Listed as a World Heritage site, this fortified site features a village and combines military with civilian elements.

Located in the heart of the Alps, the place was created in 1692 by Vauban to secure the border. Listed as a World Heritage site, this fortified site features a village and combines military with civilian elements.

Programme

© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP.
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP
© Olivier Guéneau / CMN © Ousmane Sow / ADAGP

La bataille de Little Bighorn, Ousmane Sow

The sculptural ensemble of the Senegalese artist depicts the last Indian victory over General Custer’s troops: 11 horses and 24 characters (Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Two Moon and Chief Gall …) conveying power and emotion.

Access

Place Forte
05600 Mont-Dauphin
+33 (0)4 92 45 42 40
place-forte-montdauphin.fr

January to May:
Saturday and Sunday, 2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
(additional sessions on Wednesdays at 2:45 and 3:45 pm during school vacations)

June 1 through July 8:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

July 9 to September 4:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

September 6-30:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

Attention, online reservation required

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CULTURE & HERITAGE

Guillestre : center town of 2400 inhabitants nestled in the heart of its historic ramparts at 1000 meters altitude
Arvieux and Saint-Véran : the villages of Queyras, regional natural park
The silver mine of L'Argentière-la-Bessée

WALKS

Sentier des marmottes
Path of the thuriferous junipers
La fontaine pétrifiante de Réotier

PLACES TO STAY

Le Glacier Bleu : gîte auberge (Mont-Dauphin)
Le Pavillon des Officiers : an authentic Vauban building (Mont-Dauphin)
La Maison du Guil : bed and breakfast and gites (Eygliers)

PLACES TO EAT/DRINK

Les Cent Ciels : restaurant and bed and breakfast (Mont-Dauphin)
Le Galet : chez Jacquie et Fifi (Mont-Dauphin)
Le Dahu du Marquis : cookie and pizzeria (Mont-Dauphin)