Les Echelles de la mort, Charquemont

(4.8/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Les Echelles de la mort and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charquemont attractions using our Charquemont vacation generator.
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  • Nice not too difficult walk in the forest, access by car by a small paved road, impressive via ferrata on the site
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  • We did it in the summer, it's easy and safe. Nice walk to get there from the village.
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  • a nice outing with family or between friends, beautiful landscape and place arranged to share a picnic or mm dive BBQ. Scales are impressive, but the site is built in contrast to dogs should not forget that they do not rise to the scales, I see often tourists who are forced to wear their companion ;-)!
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