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 12 lakes, including the Gran Lago (Great Lake), the largest natural basin in the entire Aosta Valley and home to the golden eagle and red-billed chough. At the entrance to the Park, in the Chevrère district, in the village of Covarey, the Visitor Centre welcomes tourists with an information point, a nature museum, film clips and photographs, as well as a multi-purpose room.
An interesting municipal museum has beencreated next to the 17th-century San Francesco di Sales parish church. It houses evidence of the area’s fervent mining activity (a few green marble quarries are still in use, as well as a mine for pyrite and copper pyrite). It also boasts a fine collection of morphological and photographic documents about the landscape and the local flora and fauna. The Chalamy stream is a paradise for people who love canyoning.
Points of interest
Viewpoint between the parish house and the church in Champdepraz (with adjoining mining museum)
Praz Oursie Alpine Pasture
Barbustel Refuge. Lakes area and monumental tree in the hamlet of Viéring
Crestaz and mining area in the Hérin hamlet
Festival of Lo Pan Ner