Rendez-vous at the Fortified town of Mont-Dauphin

  • © Ph.Berthé. CMN, Paris

  • © Ph.Berthé. CMN, Paris

Rendez-vous at the Fortified town of Mont-Dauphin 05600 Mont-Dauphin fr

A remarkable defensive site

Dominating the valleys of the Guil and the Durance in Provence, the fortified city of Mont-Dauphin was based on designs by Vauban and was constantly perfected from the 18th to 19th century. Mont-Dauphin is perhaps France’s finest example of military architecture in the classical style.

Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

Practical information

  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Dutch
  • Guided tour: French
  • Tour: Underground passages, powder magazine, arsenal, Vauban fortification and Rochambeau barracks


  • Between Turin and Marseille
  • At 36 km from Briançon
  • From Briançon or Gap: RN94 to the D37 Mont-Dauphin


Place forte de Mont-Dauphin
05600 Mont-Dauphin
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 45 42 40

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