Chappe Telegraph Tower - CRT Centre Val de Loire - EN
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Chappe Telegraph Tower

Chappe Telegraph Tower à BACCON © Pascal Foulon 0673333367 3

The aerial telegraph of Claude Chappe is the only remains present in the region.

Certification labels

  • Municipal library
  • Unclassified

Prices & Payment methods

Payment methods

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Travel vouchers
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash


Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    The aerial telegraph of Claude Chappe was an ingenious means of long-distance communication developed in 1794. This remains now represents the only Chappe telegraph tower in the region.

    At the time, a visual signal could be transmitted in 40 minutes between Paris and Bayonne! Restored, the Baccon tower was converted into a museum.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English


  • Shop


  • Picnic area
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Film projection room
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Bus parking


Groups accepted

  • Maximum group size: 50


Languages of the visit :
  • French
Guided group tour at all times: no
Individual guided tour at all times: no
Guided group tour on request: yes
Individual guided tour on request: yes
Free group visit permanently: no
Individual free visit permanently: no
Free group visit on request: no
Individual free visit on request: yes
Educational visit: yes


On site

  • Specific theme activities
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions


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