Le circuit du Lac sans fond
Departure: Saint-Bernard pass. Difficulty: average.
The Hospice du Petit Saint Bernard:
First erected in the 9th century, the hospice is a symbol of a long tradition of
hospitality. It offered food and a bed to any passers-by who risked getting
caught in bad weather. Now renovated, the hospice provides information and
houses an interactive exhibition on the history of the pass.
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.
The Alpine Gardens at Chanousia:
Located at an altitude of 2,172m, this Alpine garden includes some 1,000 species of mountain plants. It is open to the public from July to mid-September
From the Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard, take the path behind the building which zigzags through the grassy slopes, following the signs for Lac Sans Fond (Lac Sans Fond Circuit).
After about an hour’s walk you will come to a fork in the path. Take the left fork following the sign Lac Sans Fond (Lac Sans Fond Circuit).
Come back down via the same route.
From 07/01 to 10/31 : open daily.
Free of charge