Batteria dello Chaberton, Montgenevre

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A permanent artillery battery built in 1910 by the Italian Army, Batteria dello Chaberton, is on a mountain which is 3,131 m (10,272 ft) high. After World War II, it came into the French territory. Between 1898 and 1910 Italian troops built this artillery battery on the summit that pointed towards France. The fort was dubbed the "Fort of the Clouds" and mounted eight 149mm guns in individual masonry turrets, which were often hidden in the clouds. You can still see the Shell craters that are visible from the air on the slopes to the west of the mountain. Put Batteria dello Chaberton and other Montgenevre attractions into our Montgenevre tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Access to the mont Chaberton begins with a nice hiking trail, then ends in a lunar scenery to the Summit from which one can see the region on 360 degrees when the weather allows. The tip is flat, which allows to have lunch when there is not too much wind. Ascension can be done in 3 hours and 2 hours downhill. Made with a 12 year old enough sports.
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  • March 12, 2017
    Unique historical site in Italy (he was Italian until 1947) and built by Italian military engineers. Europe's highest military Fort. Arrived at the Summit after the three-hour walk from Montgenèvre has satisfied the sight and can visit the remains of the Fort. Rise a little steep but affordable. Recommended!!
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  • March 6, 2017
    A must walk through a good path for the departure and an easy trail until the sommet.prevoir one held adapted because there is often the wind from the col and the Summit is particularly exposed to the gusts. Amazing places for its beautiful histoire.paysages.
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  • August 31, 2017
    A wonderful place where the mountain meet history
  • August 18, 2017
    Buildings built for the wrong purpose: war. But when you get to the top at the end of the climb and we encounter in all their grandeur, indifferent to such greatness just did not stay.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Reached the Summit by mountain bike. We hopped along the military road from Fenils. Very challenging, several points are not cyclable.
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  • August 23, 2017
    Super radon with a vertical drop of more than 1000 m but the panorama above worth the effort of the climb.
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  • August 9, 2017
    At the start of Montgenèvre, not too hard but very long hike with a good vertical drop. Very beautiful view on the Italy and the France (Ecrins, Meige, Montgenèvre and Briançon). Claviere (Italy) back along the stream.
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