Champorcher

Champorcher is perched at an altitude of 1427 metres and gives its name to the valley which starts at the very foot of the Bard Fortress, 14 km away. The town has retained all its ancient features and customs of feudal origin and is build around the crenellated tower, all

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Montjovet

In a wonderful, sunny location, Montjovet is unique in that it is the Municipality of the Aosta Valley with the most hamlets, districts and villages; it boasts as many as 50. If you love nature, the hilly part offers many beautiful walks amidst vineyards and chestnut groves, in addition to the

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Perloz

Perloz is a little village clinging to the sides of the mountain, at an altitude of 660 metres at the entrance to the Gressoney Valley. It is surrounded by thick chestnut woods and orchards, bathed in plenty of sun. Here you will find two impressive elegant houses that once belonged to the Vallaise

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Bard

The village of Bard has always been of great importance throughout history as a result of its strategic location. Its rocky prominence has therefore been fortified since ancient times. The origins of the fortress towering over the village date back to the Middle Ages (1034). It is the most majestic

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Brusson

In the heart of the Ayas Valley, Brusson is a tourist resort with a particularly gentle climate, loved by families who come here on holiday. Teeming with springs and lakes, this is a place for pleasant, easy walks in the summer. Hordes of cross-country skiing and Nordic skiing lovers flock here

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Champdepraz

On an upland, nestled amidst chestnut forests, Champdepraz is located at the entrance to the Chalamy stream valley, in a setting of untamed beauty that is home to theMont Avic Natural Park. The Park was founded in 1989 and features the region’s largest forest of Mountain Pine, as well as

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Arnad

Arnad is located at an altitude of 375 metres, on the border with Bard. Along with the production of DOC wine, which it shares with Montjovet, Arnad is also famous for making Lard d’Arnad, a tasty, fragrant cold cut seasoned with salt, spices and mountain herbs, which bears protected denomination

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Issogne

Located opposite Verrès, the town is built around the towering presence of the famous 15th-century castle, to which thousands of tourists and schools flock every year. Next to it, you will find the Santa Maria Assunta parish church, with its neoclassical façade. Inside, it preserves a large bell from 1389,

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Verrès

9 km from the Bard Fortress, Verrès is a town steeped in history and bursting with Medieval ruins, located where the Evançon stream flows into the Dora Baltea River. Founded by the Salassi, the old quarter was famed among the Romans for its many trading functions. A majestic castle perched

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Donnas

Donnas is the nearest Municipality to the Bard Fortress for people coming from Piedmont. It is located at an altitude of 322 metres and enjoys an exceptionally mild climate that has made it famous for its fine wines. It was a crucial hub in Roman times, as it was a

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Hône

Hône is the nearest town to Bard and its Fortress. Characterised by a pretty historic quarter overlooked by the San Giorgio parish church and the majestic 18th-century bell tower, Hône offers passing tourists parks and playgrounds set out along the Ayasse stream and easy walks for all ages and abilities.

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Fontainemore

This is the second town you come across when heading back up the Lys Valley from Pont-Saint-Martin. Fontainemore is located at an altitude of 760 metres in a delightful setting surrounded by thick forests. The Municipality embraces many well-preserved villages. The symbols of the town are the ancient Medieval hump

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Lillianes

Lillianes is the first town you come across when heading back up the Gressoney Valley. It sits at an altitude of 655 metres. From the Middle Ages to the late 18th century, the history of Lillianes was linked to that of the Vallaise Lords. The district features the charming stone

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Pontboset

Just 7 km from the Bard Fortress, on the right-hand side of the Champorcher Valley, when looking downstream, Pontboset is a pretty village situated at an altitude of 780 metres, still preserving many period buildings. The village was under the authority of the barons of Champorcher in the Middle Ages,

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Pont-Saint-Martin

Pont-Saint-Martin is the main town in the Lower Aosta Valley and welcomes visitors at the gateway to the region. Lying 6 km from the Bard Fortress, it is a lively town with four thousand inhabitants, built around its chief monument and symbol: the spectacular Roman bridge, which bears witness to

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