The "Cabanes Vieilles" Camp

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
Elevation : 1720m
Authion 06380 Moulinet
The Camp of "Cabanes Vieilles" is a high-altitude barracks built in the 1980s to accommodate troops on maneuvers. They were violently bombed at the beginning of the Authion offensive. Presence of a Stuart M5A1 tank.
The Camp of "Cabanes Vieilles" was built on the panoramic crests of the Authion massif in the 1890s to accommodate troops in maneuver. First in wood, it will then be enlarged and partially restored in ashlar. In the 1930s, a cable car was built to transport food from the Moulinet road. During the summer, more than a thousand men stayed in the massif.

The camp has been part of the central area of the Mercantour National Park since 1979. The site is highlighted by explanatory panels on...


From 30 April 2024 until 31 October 2024 Open everyday


The "Cabanes Vieilles" Camp
Elevation : 1720m
Authion 06380 Moulinet

Spoken languages

  • French


  • Mountain location
  • Close to GR footpath
  • Panoramic view
Updated on 23 March 2022 at 15:01
by Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles
(Offer identifier : 5503385)
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