Les Echelles de la mort, Charquemont

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Charquemont trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • A bit disappointed, we thought that they would have more scales. Damage to have sensations must necessarily do via ferreta despite its beautiful view. Good walk in the Woods
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  • After reading d comments other visitors, we decided to go see the scales of death. I found it less tiring that what had been described and surprise of the 'little'. Once climbed on these scales, and admired the view d above, is already finished and takes down the same path to the relief of my teenage daughter and his girlfriend who like walk not too far... it was good but short.
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  • I saw the notice: accessible to all, and we went as a family group, road and magnificent view to access (advice: enter the GPS data with longitude and latitude, because little indicated) but got there: no it's not accessible to everyone my daughter had to stop at mid course because of its Vertigo and seniors remained downstairs, I also recommend a little unruly young children.
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  • Too good for a breath of fresh air... Super gazebo once at the top.
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  • Great site, nice ride, to avoid for people with Vertigo.
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  • Very nice place, everything is in good condition, top
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