Bourg-St-Pierre, the last village before Italy, saw thousands of pilgrims and various armies pass by - including those of Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. You too will discover a few remains from bygone times, including one of the oldest church towers in Switzerland (1000 years),
Bourg-St-Pierre is located in the mountains at 1632 meters above sea level, in wild, snow-covered landscapes far from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
One of the variants of the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt touches Bourg-St-Pierre and continues from here towards the Matterhorn.
We and the mountains.