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Space for rock engravings

Espace de médiation culturelle at Aussois, forts de l'Esseillon - Caroline Menon - Mairie d'Aussois
  • Espace de médiation culturelle at Aussois, forts de l'Esseillon - Maria Campos - SILT
  • Espace de médiation culturelle at Aussois, forts de l'Esseillon - Caroline Menon - Mairie d'Aussois

If you're interested in prehistory, head to Aussois to visit the new cultural mediation space on the theme of rock engravings at Fort Victor-Emmanuel. On the program: engravings, playful discoveries, immersion area (sound and light).


A store in the reception area of the rock carvings area offers items for sale in partnership with local traders and craftsmenAussois.

Reproductions of flat engravings, playful discoveries with boxes to open to plunge you into the Neolithic era, immersive space: transport yourself back to the Stone Age with sound and images that bring to life the engravings of the Parc Archéologique des Lozes.

Multiple engravings were made on the Les Lozes site at Aussois by staking and chiseling the rock, sometimes with hollow effects, most of the time, it seems, with a stone tool. Surveys and, above all, casts were made and stored near Chambéry to ensure immediate protection of this heritage. They show, for example, warriors armed with spears or swords, animals already present before the creation of the Parc de la Vanoise.

But what does this have to do with Fort Victor-Emmanuel?
In fact, through the Savoie department's heritage department, it has been imagined that casts made on site could be brought closer to the place where they were conceived and created. To carry out such a project, it was necessary to draw on the European PITEM Pa.ce strategy "heritage, culture, economy", which addresses the need to preserve and enhance an exceptional cultural heritage.
What more remarkable place than Fort Victor-Emmanuel for such a project? The Command Building, located on the Place d'Armes, appeared to be the ideal location for the concrete implementation of such a project. A firm of heritage architects specializing in this field, Maria CAMPOS (SILT), was selected in association with a scenography firm (l'Atelier des Fantasques).
As part of the creation of this new rock engravings area aimed at a family audience, the three rooms in the Command building are designed to present the evolution of theAussois plateau and highlight the rock engravings of the Haute Maurienne, particularly in the Parc des Lozes.

After a reception area and gift store, free admission leads to informative and entertaining themed rooms that explain the research carried out and the new technologies used. Children's boxes to open and presentation films make for an attractive visit, along with flat reproductions of rocks and engravings.

The highlight of the visit to this new cultural facility is the High Battery, with its immersive sound and light show dedicated to rock engravings.

Complementary welcome

Accessibility is provided for people with reduced mobility by appointment for parking vehicles nearby.


  • In the mountains
  • Village at -2 km


Free access.

Opening period

Du 14/06 au 28/06, tous les vendredis, samedis et dimanches de 13h30 à 17h.

Du 29/06 au 31/08
Ouverture tous les jours de 10h30 à 12h30 et de 14h à 17h.

Du 01/09 au 15/09, tous les samedis de 13h30 à 17h.

Spoken languages

  • French


At Fort Victor-Emmanuel, take the drawbridge towards Place d'Armes (follow the signs to the rock engravings area).


Animals accepted : No

Space for rock engravings
Fort Victor-Emmanuel 73500 Aussois