TO SEE :
The Hospice du Petit Saint Bernard: First erected in the 9th century, the hospice is a symbol of a long tradition of hospitality. It offered food and a bed to any passers-by who risked getting caught in bad weather. Now renovated, the hospice provides information and houses an interactive exhibition on the history of the pass, as well as gite-restaurant.
The alpine garden at chanousia: Located at an altitude of 2172m, this alpine garden includes some 1000 species of mountain plants. It's open to the public from July to September (dates may change depending on snow cover)
From the Little Saint-Bernard Hospice, cross the road and take the path on the rignt-hand side of the road, opposite the building, which winds uo the grassy slopes. Follow the signs for "Au fil des frontières". After about an hour's walking, you will get to Lac Longet (private fishing) where you can enjoy outstanding views of Mont Blanc. After a short downhill strech, you will reach the Little Saint-Bernard pass (near the bar Lancebranlette). Cross the road to continue along the path: head left to go back to your starting point (Little Saint-Bernard Hospice) or right to go to the viewpoint that looks out over Lac Verney (15 minutes'walk there and back) point. On the way back, take the same pathe and follow the signs to the Hospice / "Au fil des frontières"
TO SEE :
Departure from the Hospice at the Litte Saint Bernard pass 2188 m
Period of practice
From 01/07 to 31/10.
- Pets welcome
- Picnic area
- Car park