Mont-Cenis: a historic place between France and Italy



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C. Laronce, O. Palomino L. Puech, G. Liaboeuf Drone: D. Cuvelier OT Haute Maurienne Vanoise – France 3

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the Mont Cenis (Savoy) is a place steeped in history, where the magnificent landscapes are observed by many visitors.

It is a place as historic as it is magnificent. The summits come close to the bluish water of the lake which is located on the mountainside. This place does not let insensitive Iare visitors: “Freedom, beauty and it’s true that I don’t know the area at all. It’s the first time I’ve come in my life and it’s super beautiful”enthuses a tourist. To access this lake which leaves appear a bucolic landscape, the passage through the Col du Mont Cenis at 2,083 meters is mandatory.

Like Benoit Subjectthe Mont Cenis changes with the seasons. This man from the region is a ski instructor in the winter and a breeder in the summer. A double hat that allows him to enjoy the place in all its aspects. It’s true that Mont-Cenis is special because it’s between France and Italy (…), it’s something between the two”explains Benoit Subject. His family has been living for long time in front of the lake Mont Cenis. Pepin the Short, Charlemagne and Napoleon Bonaparte would have passed through this place to reach Paris and Rome.

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