I would like to cross the Alps from France into Italy on foot and would be grateful for any information at all people may have which would be of use. I have no great amount of experience just a very deep desire to do so. I need an idea of what to expect and where might be the best points to move from/between, if there are any particular passes and such. Any information at all would be a great help.
I live in Briancon in the Haute-Alps and I can drive into Italy in less than 20 minutes.
There are some great mountain passes here with many medieval fortresses sitting atop of them. Most you can climb inside and explore the underground tunnels. Coming from Italy you would pass or even walk up the Mont Chaberton 3131 meters which is half in Italy and half in France. Atop is a fortress built by Mussolini to fire on The French during World war 2. The mountains are spectacular here. The treacherous rivers are azure blue all through the summer. You may well see wolves, wild bore and many golden eagles. Oh and the climbing is spectacular.
You would need to fly to Turin in Italy and get a train to Oulx.