Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

The natural amphitheatre of the Mont Blanc chains forms a splendid backdrop to Courmayeur, and boasts the highest mountain peak in Europe, at an altitude of 4807m.

The summit of Mont Blanc was first conquered in 1786, but it remains to this day one of the greatest challenges for climbers from all over the world.

Its imposing face overlooks all the municipalities of the valley bottom, which include La Salle, Morgex, Pré-Saint-Didier and Courmayeur, which together with La Thuile make up the “Valdigne”. At the foot of the mountain chain, two especially attractive valleys open out: the Val Veny, which runs along the side of the Brenva Glacier and presents a narrow, wild, forbidding mouth that widens out into a flat basin, and the relaxing, gentle Val Ferret with its splendid views.

At Pré-Saint-Didier lies the opening to the valley of La Thuile, which reaches right to the Little Saint Bernard Pass, the area the Romans called Alpis Graia and which since ancient times has been the main communication route through the Alps into France. The Pass retains traces of its ancient history to this day and is a pleasant, feasible alternative to the Mont Blanc Tunnel for those wishing to venture into France during the summer.

Localities

La Thuile

La Thuile

The village sits in a large basin, just below the Little Saint Bernard Pass, in a protected area of thick forest, dominated by the imposing Rutor massif and its fabulous glacier.

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Courmayeur

Courmayeur

Courmayeur, situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, is the oldest alpine resort in Aosta Valley, and has produced numerous world-famous alpine guides.

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La Salle

La Salle

La Salle overlooks the basin of the Valdigne. Those who enjoy walking will find a wide variety of trails suitable for all.

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Pré-Saint-Didier

Pré-Saint-Didier

Pré-Saint-Didier is a tourist resort famous for its waters, rich in iron, which were already known to the Romans and began attracting large numbers of visitors to its spas as early as the mid-seventeenth century.

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Morgex

Morgex

In a radius of just a few kilometres, Morgex is surrounded by the Mont Blanc chain, Courmayeur and La Thuile, where visitors can ski through breathtaking scenery.

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