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29 - Lac du Mont-Cenis

at Modane

  • The first part of the circuit crosses the south side of the valley, overlooking the Esseillon forts and the pine forests of Sardières, home to the famous Monolith. After Lanslebourg, a steep but steady climb leads to the beautiful panorama of Mont Cenis.

  • The climb from Lanslebourg runs through a shady larch forest to the open meadows of the Col du Mont-Cenis. It is worth continuing to the Mont-Cenis Pyramid, which houses a local history museum, and the adjoining Alpine Garden. This climb has kilometre markers betwin Lanslebourg and the Col du Mont-Cenis.

    Road surface: Good
    Traffic levels: Quite heavy
    Drinking water:
    - Lanslebourg Church
    - Plan des Fontainettes at Mont-Cenis
  • Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Public toilets
    • Parking nearby
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