Petit-Saint-Bernard Pass - Tarentaise
45° 41' 1.72"  |  6° 53' 12.22"  |  2188 m

During a quiet weekend in August, I took my car to the Italian border. After two hours on the road, I discover the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass.

It's a beautiful pass, south of Mont-Blanc, with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. One of them, marking the entrance to the pass, has a very funny name in French: Lancebranlette. Which means roughly "let's go for a handjob".

This pass has a great history: used in prehistory (remains of monuments), antiquity (Temple of Jupiter), the Middle Ages (hospice ensuring the protection of pilgrims) to the present day (some WWII remains).
His name is not chosen by chance, it's here that the dog breed of St. Bernard was created.

I spent a night up there, watching the stars and discovering the beautiful reflections of lakes Verney in the early morning, under the hisses of marmots.




































































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