Bordering Italy, Vichères-Liddes is located on the international Grand-St-Bernard artery, a well-known axis that for thousands of years has been used to cross the Alps from the north to the south of Europe and vice-versa. The region has seen many pilgrims on their way to Rome, as well as traders and soldiers such as Napoleon Bonaparte’s armies in 1800.
A look out facing the rising sun, opposite where Liddes is situated, Vichères is located at the entrance to the Combe de l’A nature reserve. At the beginning of the last century, this little village was relatively prosperous. The inhabitants lived from fields of barley and rye and the surrounding pastures and forests.
The raccards (barns) blackened by the sun have been transformed into comfortable chalets while conserving the typical look of these constructions from yesteryear.
Like many trans-border regions, Liddes has always been a transit hotspot. Located on a particularly sunny plateau, the village has managed to benefit from the development of the Grand-St-Bernard axis. Today it mainly survives on construction, agriculture and tourism.
For an annual flat fee, the PASS Saint-Bernard provides access to more than 15 summer and winter leisure activities, as well as to public transport all over the destination.n.
In winter: Hit the ski slopes, work up a sweat cross country skiing, take a chairlift to mountain restaurants and enjoy a meal overlooking the magnificent panorama, skate on our ice-rinks, relax at our indoor pool and discover the cultural and historic heritage of our destination!
In summer: Visit the botanical gardens, scooter down the mountain, sweat it out on the suspended boardwalk, relax at one of our swimming pools, enjoy an outing on a peddle-boat or paddle board, visit the Gorges du Durnand or meet the dogs who spend their summers on the Saint-Bernard Pass!