Penultimate Swiss section of the Via Francigena!
Best period to go there
From the center of the village of Orsières, go south on the right bank of the Dranse to reach a large earthen square and then follow the forest road that winds upwards. At the top, go down gently towards Fornex and then Les Moulins. Cross the river and follow the dirt road on the right bank. Go up the small but very steep path to cross the river again at the “Pont de la Tsi”.
You will then reach the hamlet of Dranse and 5 minutes later the village of Liddes (bus stop, food stores and tourist office). You can eat or stay there. After crossing the village and the main road, you follow a road that gently rises until it passes over a tunnel of the main road. You will arrive at the small chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette at the entrance of Bourg-Saint-Pierre, a village where you will find many possibilities of accommodation, as well as a shop/information point “shop-essence Napoléon”, a bus stop, an indoor swimming pool, a botanical garden and a beautiful mill.
Free parking at the Orsières train station or on the Place des Ides.
Take the train to Orsières and then the bus to Grand-St-Bernard.
Consult timetables on www.cff.ch