Fortification Villa Rose
From 1933 to 1945, the Swiss Army erected a line of defence complete with anti-tank obstacles and bunkers running from the peaks of the Jura hills (La Dunanche, an observation post over the Lake Léman and the Alps) to Prangins/Gland on the borders of Lake Léman. The Villa Rose, a small fortress camouflaged as a place of residence, is one of these strongholds that barred access to the Route Suisse, which until 1964 was the main point of access to enter Switzerland from Geneva. It contains all the weapons that were to be found in 1940 such as anti-tank cannon and machine guns. A soldier’s mess room has been reconstructed on the upper floor and is available for meetings and conferences. A collection of Swiss newsreels from 1939 to 1945 is also available for viewing. The Toblerones trail enables one to walk the length of this fortified line against a backdrop of natural foliage and greenery along the banks of the rivers that make up a natural first line of defence.
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Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumRoute Suisse, près du Golf
Location/directionsGland, sur la Route suisse, près du Golf du Domaine impérial, en direction de Nyon. Parking près de l'Usine électrique à côté du pont sur la rivière Promenthouse Bus (1xheure) Nyon Gare CFF - Prangins - Gland (arrêt "Golf impérial") Gare CFF la plus proche: Gland
OpenVisites sur demande (T 022 361 59 51)
ContactFortification Villa Rose
Association de la Ligne fortifiée de la Promenthouse
route Suisse Case postale 403
022 361 5951 Telephone (Secrétariat de l'Association)
022 365 6600 Telephone (Nyon Région Tourisme)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible