Mont-Dauphin is situated in the  north of the Hautes-Alpes (05) département, between Gap and Briançon, a 2 ½ hour drive from Marseille, and a 3 ½ drive from Lyon.

  • Travelling by car : road RN 94 from Briançon or Gap, then road D37 from Eygliers-Gare to Mont-Dauphin (3 kms). You may park in the town in winter, but please use the outside car park park in the summer season. Road condition information
  • By train : Get off at Mont-Dauphin-Guillestre station. Local trains to Mont-Dauphin connect with TGV high-speed trains in Marseille, Valence and Grenoble. There is a daily direct overnight train from/to Paris. From/to the TGV Oulx station in  Italy there is a bus shuttle from/to Briançon, then a local train to Mont-Dauphin.
  • By plane : International airports in Torino (Italy) (140 kms), Marseille (230 kms)
  • By bus : Schedule and prices at
  • Car rental at Mont-Dauphin-Guillestre station  (3 kms), Briançon (30 kms), Embrun (18 kms)
  • By sedan chair :  like Vauban, from Versailles, expect a week’s journey

Sedan chair used by Vauban to come from Versailles

Guided tours

Duration of visit

2 hours.

Tour itinerary

Lunette d'Arçon, underground passage, powder magazine, arsenal, Vauban's fortifications and Rochambeau barracks.

Visits are performed in french.


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