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

Opening hours 2021 :

- 19-20-26-27 June at 4.30 pm

- 1st July to 31th August from Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm and 4.30pm

- 4th and 5th September at 4.30 pm

Reservations required on +41 (0)27 775 23 83 /

Be on site 10 minutes before the start of the visit 


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