Built in 1910 and recently renovated, the Les Avants – Sonloup funicular has the special feature of having kept its carriages and machinery from the good old times. A curiosity that is worth seeing.
On 14 December 1910, a funicular connects Les Avants and Sonloup. It has one bobsled run and two toboggan runs. Les Avants faces Caux in a real race towards modernisation and tourism. More than 100 years later the funicular and its famous red carriages still flicker in the landscape.
The funicular runs on a distance of 532 metres and down a slope of 180, a maximum slope of 54.5%. Three works of art were built, the most impressing one being a masonry viaduct with eleven arches. Two red carriages were pulled by an electric engine fuelled at the Les Avants train station, a tecjnimcal achievement and a first in Switzerland.