A taste of… Dolce vita
A sudden craving for the elegance of Italian architecture and gastronomy? Travel 13.6 km through the Fréjus road tunnel (toll charge) from Modane to Bardonecchia and in less than an hour and a half you’ll find yourself in Turin, the Piedmont capital.
We recommend, however, that you take the D1006 road from Val Cenis Lanslebourg (France), cross the Mont-Cenis plateau and take the road originally plotted by Napoleon to reach Susa (Italy) and our neighbours in Piedmont.
When you reach the halfway point, at an altitude of 1,974 metres, you will be facing the sixth largest manmade reservoir in France, Mont Cenis Lake.
Stop for a moment and succumb to the charm of the only remaining 19th-century vestiges, Ronce Fort, perched 2,286 metres above sea level. There’s no doubt about it, you will never cease to be enchanted by the majestic panorama unfurling before your eyes.