Saint Hilaire funicular
At the beginning of the 1920s, the funicular was built to serve the Sanatorium of the plateau of Petites Roches (967m) . It was put into service on July 19 , 1924 .
The funicular provides tourist traffic for visiting the plateau, transporting goods, including building materials for buildings of various sanatoriums.
The development of the automobile strongly competed with the funicular from the 1930s. Traffic decreased and operations were abandoned in 1972. Since 1977, a municipal authority has provided the service.
Tourist traffic has been developed thanks to good publicity and the rise of paragliders who use the funicular to go up, especially during the Icarus Cup in September.
With an 83% gradient, the funicular has the highest declination in France. It is also one of the oldest in the French Alps - Length 1480 m.