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Best things to do in Aosta Valley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Ski Area
“It's the second most visited tourist destination in France for a reason. It's amazing up there in the high mountains. Year round access to climbing, ski the legendary vallee blanche in winter or just get close to Mont Blanc. The lift pass is expensive but worth it. Make sure you go on the train to the Mer de Glace on the same day to make the most of the pass.”
136 locals recommend
Spa
“The best spa for miles around, by far. Head through the tunnel and treat yourself!”
59 locals recommend
National Park
“oldest italian National Park, you can see beautiful places, animals, sports and nature”
32 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Fortress of Bard The fortress of Bard was an unconquerable nineteenth century barrier fortress. It is now a European cultural centre, with museum and exhibition spaces. Completely renewed in 2006, the fortress hosts the Museum of the Alps, the Children’s Alps, the “Prisons*, the Fortresses and Frontiers Museum, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions. For more info: http://www.lovevda.it/en/database/8/castles-and-towers/bard/fortress-of-bard/988 In Valle d'Aosta there are many clastles and fortress of different ages (from beginng to Middel Age to late Gothic) For more info: http://www.lovevda.it/en/culture/castles ”
45 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
84 locals recommend
Ski Chairlift
“the last Gondola opened in 2015. It's a journey till up the Mont Blanc. A must”
47 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explore the history of the Alps and how Chamonix has become a modern day ski and mountaineering mecca.”
33 locals recommend
Bar
“Jazz club founded and managed by French artist André Manoukian. Free access to concerts.”
48 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Interesting mix of Scandi, Japanese and French. Who would of thought that would work so well...”
61 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The amphitheatre is located in the heart of the city of Aosta easily reachable ,unlike other archaeological sites in Italy ,here the entry is free”
21 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Un angolo di paradiso dove fauna e flora alpina vivono indisturbati sotto gli occhi di visitatori curiosi. Ecco, il Parc Animalier d'Introd, unico in Valle d'Aosta, è tutto questo e molto di più. Una lezione di natura per grandi e piccoli, basta aguzzare la vista e rispettare il silenzio... o meglio la voce del bosco e dei suoi abitanti, sarà un viaggio di emozioni che non finirà di stupirvi!Un Parco per osservare, scoprire e capire. Un parco per rispettare e preservare. L'emozione di uno sguardo. Animali, piante e fiori tutti da vivere, nel Parc A nimalier d'Introd i veri protagonisti sono loro... e voi! In quest'oasi gli animali sono protetti e sicuri, non scappano, semplicemente abitano, con il loro ecosistema in armonia ed equilibrio. A voi non resta che passeggiare, osservare e... avvistare naturalmente! Rispettare la natura per amarla. Perché un parco dedicato agli animali a Introd? Il Parc Animalier è dedicato a chi vuole vivere l'habitat montano con i suoi ecosistemi a confronto. Le famiglie sono i fruitori ideali del Parco, che si propone di rispettare e preservare animali tipici dell'arco alpino come lo stambecco, il camoscio, la marmotta vari specie di rapaci e una flora multicolore.”
31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“lots of deals on - check blackboard outside. Brews own beer, the 'guides' IPA is our favourite, also does blanche and stout. Great atmosphere.”
55 locals recommend
Bar
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“A chamonix institution. This is where to hang out after skiing the vallee blanche, shopping in town or pretty much any time. You haven't seen Chamonix life if you haven't visited Elevation.”
43 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Not a bad little cinema at all and right next door is the awesome pizzeria: Bar Tavel. Bring your own treats!”
32 locals recommend
Mountain
“The highest mountain in western europe at 4810m is the highest point in St Gervais , whilst some of the neighbours try to claim it as theirs! ”
18 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Eclectic tasty food, nice setting, professional service, located in an old street of Chamonix!”
35 locals recommend