Castles and fortresses, full of history, remote villages that recount the traditions and cultural identity of a unique alpine territory that has maintained its authenticity and preserved its heritage.
The area of Val d’Ayas, and more generally Valle d’Aosta, tells the story of an alpine identity that has been preserved until our times.
Don’t miss the chance during your stay in Champoluc to visit the nearby castle of Graines and, a few kilometres further, the other castles of Valle d’Aosta and the famous exhibition space of the Fortress of Bard.
Val d’Ayas is rich in small villages like Frantse, Cunéaz, St. Jacques, Blanchard, Pilaz, Antagnod, Lignod, Mascognaz, Péio, Pra-Sec, Magnechoulaz and Mandrou where time seems to have stopped. The “rascards” are particularly interesting. They are typical constructions in wood that represent a unique aspect of the area.
Like in other parts of Valle d’Aosta, you may happen to hear the valley inhabitants speak Franco-Provençal, the so-called “patois” that testifies to the attachment to the roots and love of the earth. It allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is still authentic and alive, and linked to tradition.
Rediscover the tastes and flavours of the territory in the dishes prepared by Cristina in the hotel restaurant to live an authentic experience in an alpine key.