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Périod of opening

From 09/06 to 30/06/2018 between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2018, daily between 11.30 AM and 6.30 PM.


Redoute Marie-Thérèse

Barrière de l'Esseillon

By car: From Chambéry, Albertville, Grenoble take the highway A43 Torino / Tunnel du Fréjus exit n°30 Modane. Drive trough Modane and follow the RD 1006 in the direction of Lanslebourg during 5 km.

73500 Avrieux

Tél: 06 78 22 48 38


From 09/06 to 30/06/2018
Adult: 4 €
Child : 3 €.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2018
Adult: 4 €
Child : 3 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
Child entry valid for 7 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Medthods of payment :

Bank/credit card


Chèques Vacances


Marie-Thérèse Castle

Visit the Castle’s permanent bilingual exhibition and find out more about the history of traditional defence : how it was adapted to the mountain environment and about the importance of the Alpine borders within the context of European history.

The Marie Thérèse Castle is one of the five castles (Marie-Christine, Charles- Albert, Charles-Félix, Victor-Emmanuel) of the Esseillon barrier, located in the Haute-Maurienne valley. This fortified complex was built by the Kingdom of Sardinia at the beginning of the 19th century along the way to the Mont Cenis, that was back then one of the main roads in the Alps. Come visit the Marie-Thérèse Castle and discover this region's history.


Services & Équipment


  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Fast food

Informations pratiques


Maximum capacity: 500


Mountain location