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    Heritage in Verrayes,Chambave,Châtillon,Fénis

Churches and shrines
Churches and shrines

Parish church of San Martino and Santa Barbara


The first historical document that mentions the parish of Verrayes is a Papal Bull by Pope Lucius III dated 7 May 1187, where the parishes depending on the collegiate of Sant’Orso in Aosta are listed.

The current church of Verrayes was built at the end …

Churches and shrines
St. Lawrence's Church  - Chambave

Parish church of San Lorenzo


At the beginning of the 12th century, the parish was dependant on the monastery of Fruttuaria, which transferred it in 1182, along with all the other assets held by the abbey in Valle d’Aosta, to the parish of St-Gilles di Verrès. This two-fold …

Castles and towers
Castle's viewfrom the South

Gamba Castle


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The castle

Built at the beginning of the 1900s following the plans of the engineer Carlo Saroldi, it was commissioned by Charles Maurice Gamba, husband of Angélique d‘Entrèves, daughter of Count Christin d‘Entrèves. Since 1982 …

Castles and towers
In summer

Ussel Castle


Standing on a marked, rocky promontory, Ussel castle overlooks the south side of the residential area of Châtillon.

Built by Ebalo II of Challant in the mid 14th century (the date is confirmed by dendrochronological analyses), the castle marks a change …

Roman architecture
Roman bridge

Roman Bridge


The Roman bridge that sits above the Marmore river used to rest on the rocky banks of the river and had a single round arch with a span of approximately 15 metres.

Built with square blocks of local stone, on the surface of which, the small cavities for …

Castles and towers

Fénis Castle


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Unlike the other castles built for military and defence purposes Fénis castle is not situated on the top of a promontory, but rather on a small knoll. In contrast with the defence structure, its function was only to be the …

MAV and Fénis Castle

MAV - Museum of the Aosta Valley traditional craftworks


MAV wants itself to become the heart of the traditional local handicraft, a place where to find all the characteristics of the Aosta Valley cultural heritage and the rituals belonging to its community.

The Museum is a journey through materials, …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.