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Worth the long and winding trip up! Several places to eat if you fancy it, too! Plenty of places to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orentano, Italy
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In the foot steps of Hannibal, Constantinus, Charlemagne, Napoleon...

Once the main highway from France to Italy over the Alps. First a deadly path for tens of elephants... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the long and winding trip up! Several places to eat if you fancy it, too! Plenty of places to pull in to take photo's or just to enjoy the fresh air and listen to the gentle tinkling of the cow-bells.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Once the main highway from France to Italy over the Alps. First a deadly path for tens of elephants and hundreds of men. Much later a popular railway for the royal and other celebrities. Today a part of the Val Cenis skiresort in winter and...More

Thank Oobubuu
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The trip from Italy to France via mont cenis is very recommendable. The pass is not too difficult to travel, goes up to 2083 meter above sea level. Magnificent views along the route. Recommendation: stop for a coffee at one of the local bars. People...More

1  Thank Lene G
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Please don't tell everybody else ... it's our secret! 15 years and we still find something new... a hiden gem

1  Thank Ash B
Reviewed 31 December 2016

. . . . . . . they could take this alternate route? Okay, if you're in a hurry to get from Rhone-Alpes, France to Piemonte, Italy, maybe take the tunnel - but, you better be in a real hurry if you're willing to miss...More

1  Thank Bede-Are
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were driving from Lake Annecy / Chambord to Genoa, but really didn't want to drive through a long road tunnel when there is so much spectacular scenery above. We routed over the Col Mont Cenis and were delighted with the drive. There is a...More

1  Thank Bearclyff
Reviewed 21 January 2016

If you are ever traveling from France to Italy and have the time to spare then you should seriously consider taking the Pass Route rather than the tunnel. the scenery is awesome, the drive exhilarating, and there are pleasant villages and stops along the way....More

Thank cruisincal
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The scenery here is stunning, as is the drive over the pass. And as you cross the Alps you can marvel at how Hannibal did it more than 2000 years ago, with elephants.

Thank RJA60
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Col du Mont-Cenis featured in a trail race I was running in, so my passage here was rather "serendipitous". The view was amazing, worth sacrificing a minute or two of race time to take some lovely photos. Note: you've got to be pretty fit...More

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