Esseillon Barrier, Devil's Bridge and forest

Sport The Forts of Esseillon from Val Cenis Bramans Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 03h00
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Total elevation gain : 200m
Altitude max : 1337m
Vertical drop : 200m

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for €4 at the Tourist Office)

Further informations

Rock, Ground

Head towards La Norma/Modane on the Chemin du Petit Bonheur until you reach the RD1006. Cross the road and take the path down towards the "Pont du Diable" (Devil's Bridge). Cross the bridge and go up to the Esseillon Forts, then turn right onto the "flat" track towards Bramans. Before the bridge (Pont de la Scie), take the uphill path on the left. At the intersection, turn right onto the track and head down towards Val Cenis Bramans. For the return trip, after the bridge (Pont des Juniers), turn left onto the path which follows the River Arc and passes under the D1006 road. Alternatively, turn left before the bridge onto the botanical path leading to Le Verney. Allow an extra hour or so for the latter option.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Office de Tourisme de Bramans Bramans 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.223914 - Longitude : 6.775841

Park in the Val Cenis Bramans town hall car park.
In the summer season, it is possible to take bus line S53 (Modane - Bonneval/Arc) and get off at the "Les Glières" stop.

More informations

Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise