Les Echelles de la mort, Charquemont

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Biking Trail · Nature / Park
Located on the Swiss border, Les Echelles de la mort are steps that were used by smugglers to cross the cliffs and enter Switzerland. You can climb the "scales of death" ladders that allowed smugglers to evade taxes by transporting goods, such as flour, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. Embedded in the canyon rock, these metal ladders are a popular hiking trail leading up to a comfortable gazebo where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Charquemont trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Magnifique ! Grand parking facilement accessible. Un endroit calme et charmant avec ces montagnes rocheuse et un petit chemin sympathique pour monter à un très beau point de vue tout en haut. Tout est clair et bien indiqué. À visiter ! Belle balade
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