Batteria dello Chaberton, Montgenevre

#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Hautes-Alpes
Lookout · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
A permanent artillery battery built in 1910 by the Italian Army, Batteria dello Chaberton, is on a mountain which is 3,131 m (10,272 ft) high. After World War II, it came into the French territory. Between 1898 and 1910 Italian troops built this artillery battery on the summit that pointed towards France. The fort was dubbed the "Fort of the Clouds" and mounted eight 149mm guns in individual masonry turrets, which were often hidden in the clouds. You can still see the Shell craters that are visible from the air on the slopes to the west of the mountain. Put Batteria dello Chaberton into our Montgenevre tour itinerary builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Montgenevre.
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  • Allow a good 6 hrs to do this from Claviere. 14km with about 1400m of ascent. The trail is toughest in the middle third, between the Roucher Rouge ski lift and the col - steep, rocky and loose in...  more »
  • I always wanted to climb Mont Chaberton since hearing lots of stories about the fort as a child. Last summer, no longer a spring chicken, having established that my wife a teenage kids had no desire....  more »
  • Nice place to visit The hike goes harder at the end but it's worthy You could camp there yet you have to bring your own wood if you need a campfire, nothing left up there The sunset is amazing!
  • Really great views over the Alps and Ecrins. Ascent is bit more difficult when snow blocks the more gradual military route. Snow can also block the acces to the buildings. But the views alone are worth the hike.
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