Post 11. Old Post Office

This house with the hipped roof was the first post office in Chandolin. It was created in 1906, mainly to serve customers of the Grand Hotel. It was in summer, during the hotel’s three opening months, that the post office had the most work.

   Map of Chandolin


Mail was sent to Chandolin, first, by mule and in low season, on the backs of men or women. After the enlargement of the road, the mail was carried on a cart, drawn by a mule, or a sleigh in winter and then a jeep. As soon as the automobile road was built in 1960, postal buses took on these tasks.


Follow the road to return to the tourist office, enjoying the view over the rooftops of the old village. After the big bend on the left is the old Pension du Chamois.