Little St Bernard Pass, Seez

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The Little St Bernard Pass is a mountain pass in the Alps on the France–Italy border. Its saddle is at 2188 metres above sea level. It is located between Savoie, France, and Aosta Valley, Italy, to the south of the Mont Blanc Massif, exactly on the main alpine watershed. There is also a Great St. Bernard Pass and a San Bernardino Pass. This mountain pass is famous for giving the St Bernard breed its name.The road across this pass is usually open from May to October. For current road status see Etat des principaux cols routiers francais.At the summit, the road cuts through a stone circle measuring 72 m in diameter. A standing stone once stood in the middle. From coin finds this is believed to date from the Iron Age, possibly being a ceremonial site of the Tarentaisian culture . The stone circle was partly restored in the 19th century.
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  • The pass (2.188 m) at the franco-Italian border situation is exceptional serenity, beauty, calm and space (more can be a little off season, i-e the 2nd week of September - I don't know if there are a lot of people in July and August?) Guaranteed magic the Romans were passing by there are 2,000 years... We stayed one night at the Hospice the Hospice is a large building, majestic, very well renovated the collar and the Hospice have an exciting story, to discover there is a way to stay 3 days on-site, there to do (walk of course) there are essentially the dormitories (very comfortable) more or less large, and (at least) a room with a double bed (that we have) watch out the window, at 6:30 in the morning, the sun rise, while nobody has yet passed the pass, is to go on the terrace of the "weather tour" the Hospice (if possible) for a 360 degrees! (Very interesting) Manager was very nice he is also a mountain guide (he briefed us on a hike) meals are good (lunch and dinner) excellent (dinner / night / breakfast) is remarkable if a day Hospice opens its doors in the winter I go!
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  • Biked this from Bourg Saint Maurice. Steady climb 19k. Small cafe on the top. Chilly on top and riding down.  more »
  • Excellent, the Manager is "caring". The establishment is very clean, meals are plentiful and excellent, very comfortable and well-equipped dormitories.
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  • Beautiful step on the border between Italy and France. There are a couple of wooden tables seems to me then we're beautiful pond just below where you can do relax😊
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  • Spectacular place to be seen and experienced, with so much history and many interesting details. To visit with a guide is a great piece of history to experience.
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  • Beautiful place, I also recommend to see the Lake of Verney and make the circumnavigation of the pond a quiet hike but that lets you enjoy the scenery
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  • A fascinating sight: a breathtaking and a really nice way. I personally crossed by motorcycle and I really recommend it to all bikers
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  • In 2180 masl a unique place with a nice pond. It is a place of passage but worth the trip or the Park.
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