Bramans is a small village of about 390 inhabitants, with a glorious past!
In 218 BC Hannibal and his 37 elephants crossed these lands before beginning his ascent to the pass the Crosta Clapier to fight the Romans in nearby Italy. Then Charlemagne made the ascent of Petit-Mont-Cenis by Crosta before Napoleon decides to open a road (N6 become current D1006) by Bonneval and the Mont-Cenis (different from Col Petit Mont-Cenis !). You can read some books written in Latin "Bramovicum olim metropolis" (formerly Bramans metropolis) means that this village had a very important past.
Overlooking Bramans on the old Roman road of Italy, Saint-Pierre Extravache, one of the oldest churches in Savoie, offers a splendid view of the Vanoise and the village.
The town is situated on the edge of the Vanoise National Park, hiking that you can practice on this beautiful land are many. Way of Hannibal, Grand Tour of Haute Maurienne (GHTF) or trail huts Bramans. At the heart of the park, Glacier de la Vanoise and Dent Parrachée are one of the wonders of the Alps hiding in this little corner preserved.
In winter, the Nordic cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoeing trails ... Bramans is an invitation to discover the real mountain life in a great environment ...
A Bramans space Hannibal, we offer you an unforgettable experience through the Hannibal crossing the Alps. Route set dedicated to the passage of Hannibal's elephants and the mountain village by telling part of the story of this epic.
Summer-Winter, the animations are present in the village with some event: La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc crowd earth Bramans mid-January, on the occasion of his visit you will be pleased to discover the many facets of this destination Bramans Mountain side with the test of small Mont Cenis, and be charmed by the picturesque village during the stage of the valley bottom, so incomparable to discover the heart of Bramans. This sled dog race, considered by participants as the most difficult in the world, accumulating over 25,000 m of total drop.
August 15 Bramans is an event not to be missed, though many Mauriennais gather here every year, it is good for one thing, perpetuate the pagan tradition of blessed bread. The morning parade with the band dressed firefighters Second Napoleonic Empire, women and children in traditional costume, and each year the pair Spadonari the twin village of Giaglione.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Bramans the gates of Modane with forced by the forts Esseillon way. This natural barrier, five forts built by the Italians feared there about 150 years of French invasion.
Around forts Esseillon, many activities. Via ferrata du Diable, in the gorge of the same name, or one of the longest zip lines in the world with 200 m of space above the gorge.
Along the river through the valley of the Arc, rafting or canoeing, trout fishing ... At its source, near Bonneval, canyoning. A Airfield Sollieres (3 km), microlight summer and winter. And many other activities.
Saint-Pierre Extravache winter facing the National Park Vanoise
Streets snowy village of montatgne Bramans in Haute Maurienne Vanoise
Visit lanes Bramans high Maurienne Vanoise
Lanes Bramans in Haute Maurienne Vanoise
Saint-Pierre Extravache of summer against the National Park Vanoise