La Voie Romaine

Walk through history along the Roman Road that linked Vienne in France with Milan in Italy. Did you know the word Séez comes from the Latin “sextum” which means six. This was a reference to where Séez was built: on the “sixth milestone” of the Roman Road

CURIOSITIES

The Saint-Germain Mill: To explore at the village entrance. This mill was
rebuilt by the inhabitants of Saint-Germain between 1987 and 1989. Here you can find out all about the mechanisms of milling and the bread oven and there is a mini museum about local life in yesteryear. It is regularly open to the public from May to September for visits and baking bread (dates and opening times are in the heritage brochure at the Séez Tourist Offi ce or via the website: www.otseez.com)
The Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard: A symbol of hospitality to passers-by likely to be caught in bad weather. Today the Hospice is an information point and a gîte-restaurant.
The Joux column: Located next to the Hospice, the Joux column is a monolith upon which sits a statue of Saint Bernard of Menthon, patron saint of mountaineers.

ITINERARY:
DEPARTURE: The car park in the village of Saint-Germain
How to get to Saint Germain:
- On foot: By following the Comtesse Cécile circuit, duration: 75 minutes from the Pont du Reclus car park
- By car: From Séez, follow the signs for La Rosière, Col du Petit Saint-Bernard. After 2km, at Villard Dessus, take the road on your left between the Relais Des Villards Hotel and the Val Joli Auberge in the direction of Saint-Germain.
From the car park of the Saint-Germain hamlet go back up the road alongside the chapel and take the Voie Romaine (Roman Road) on your left. Follow the signposts through the mountain pastures.
At the Les Chavonnes hamlet, head in the direction of the Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard.
After you cross Le Pontet, take the path on the left, below the main road, in the direction of the Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard.
Once you get to the pass, follow the road and go past the Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard and the Joux column. To get to the border, take the discovery
path on the Hospice plateau.
Come back down via the same route.

From 07/01 to 10/31 : open daily.

Free of charge

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