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Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard)

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Address: Switzerland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Loved this place but be forewarned-even in July it is very cold at the pass. The pass is closed a part of the year. We delayed leaving by a day because fog made it impossible to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved this place but be forewarned-even in July it is very cold at the pass. The pass is closed a part of the year. We delayed leaving by a day because fog made it impossible to see the road!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It was amazing to look at the mountains on the side with the houses perched high up there. The tunnel itself was also iconic with beams that allows one to look out while the vehicle passes through.

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In less than 1 hour drive from Aosta, Italy you can reach this amazing point 2,500m above the sea level. Be careful not to enter the tunnel which goes through the mountains. At the pass you can park at the Italian or Swiss side and make a short or long hike around the lake or in the mountains. Amazing views... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to say other than this is a wonderful experience (particularly if you avoid my error of going into the main Swiss /Italian Grt-St-B tunnel!) taking you into a wonder world that has to be seen to be believed.

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New Holstein, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of those must see places and you should view it like a local. Rent a car, pack a lunch and take one of the back roads to the top of the pass. When you get there find a spot, unpack the car and lunch, and just sit back and enjoy the view. It is one of the... More 

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Le Grand St Bernard is AMAZING!! We have been many times and I cannot find any words with enough wow factor to describe this place. It needs to be seen as photos don't do it enough justice. 😮😮😮 We spent the whole day here just exploring, picnicing, walking, photo taking and shopping! Our day started with the drive up from... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best drive you can ever take at 2500 meters above sea level. It's a thrilling exercise and recommend a coffee break at the restaurant at the top.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Unfortunately the pass was closed when we were visiting. We did go through the tunnel into italy and back. Stunning scenery beautiful well kept roads

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is one of lifes must do. It is an amazing experience. At the top you can just sit and enjoy a coffee of a beer at the cafe if you are just passing through. BUT you MUST stay here. The monastery with accommodation (hospice) is a must - beauty everywhere you look. The two chapels, the long corridors and... More 

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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A great 1.5 hours walk with St. Bernard dogs in this great view. The first 40 minutes are very steep climb and then there are lovely three small lakes for photo op. It is vert cold up in the mountains (it was 6 degrees...) and the walk in in mud and water - good walking shoes are required (we had... More 

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