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Mont Cenis

Mont Cenis is a pass in the Graian Alps, and lies between Savoy and Piedmont. The road was constructed by Napoleon I., and at the top is a plain containing a hospice, and a lake which abounds in large trout. The noted tunnel of Mont Cenis, which unites France and Italy, is really 15 miles to the south-west of Mont Cenis, and passes under the Col de Frejus. The construction of this tunnel, nearly eight miles long, was a splendid engineering feat, and required fourteen years for its completion (1857-71).