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Tour de l'ancien télégraphe Chappe

Route du Haut-Barr
67700 Saverne
Tour de l'ancien télégraphe Chappe
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As early as 1794, France was the first country to own a telecommunications network thanks to the optical air telegraph invented by Claude Chappe. From 1798 to 1852, the station in Saverne was one of the essential links along the Paris-Strasbourg line. The tower of the Chappe former telegraph enables the visitor to understand how the air telegraph functioned and how it could fire the imagination of the people of that time. A demonstration of the reconstituted apparatus is given and the use of a computer with interactive touchscreens is available.

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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for groups

Animals accepted: No

Facilities: Private car park

Route du Haut-Barr
67700 Saverne

Tél : 03 88 52 98 99
Fax : 03 88 52 18 11
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Location: In the forest, Mountain

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 4 Gare de Saverne

Altitude (m): 203

Accessibility: By car all year round

Opening hours: 1 June thru' 17 September: 1 pm - 6 pm except on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Weekly closing on: Mondays

Rates in €:

Adult rate2
Child rate1,50
Large families5

Discounted rates:

Free for children (age limit)12

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