Dufour fortifications

Straying a little off the path, you will be able to discover all the fortifications of this strategic site.

A real strategic passage for access to the upper Rhône valley, Saint-Maurice is steeped in military history. The Dufour fortifications were built as early as 1831, at a time when the political and military situation in Europe was in turmoil and there was a threat of war in the air. On this route, walkers can enjoy Saint-Maurice’s vineyards, which are located in the canton of Vaud.


Path to follow:

Saint-Maurice Train Station > Grand-Rue > Dufour Fortifications > L’Aumônerie >  Dufour Fortifications > Abbey > Saint-Maurice Train Station


Hike information:

  • Pedestrian Path / Tarred road / Forest Road
  • Hiking time: 1h30
  • Difference in height: +171 m / -171 m
  • Length: 4.9 KM

Files to download

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