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Villaggio Fenetre - La Salle

Fenêtre a La Salle village

La Salle

The renovations of the entire village of Fenêtre a La Salle (2000) represents a singular architectural entity, based on the reinterpretation and renewal of rural architecture with the creation of unexpected common rooms. The large panoramic openings that …

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Fresco of casa David

La Salle

On the town’s main square there is a fresco whereby the figure of Christ on the cross showing God his wounds is depicted.The Virgin Mary, Maria Magdalene and an Angel are partly visible.On the lower part there is a sick man on his deathbed asking for …

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Traditional architecture at La Salle

La Salle

The municipal building (maison communale) is the starting point of a brief tour that leads to the discovery of some very interesting points of the local architecture.Extremely well restored by the Engineer Jaccod, the “maison Gerbollier” today holds La …

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The Portal

Aragon fortified house

La Salle

Located in the hamlet of Echarlod, it once belonged to the Aragon, a noble family of the 16th century. As attested by the date inscribed on the side of the door, it was built in 1608, probably by Philibert of Aragon, who later had the misfortune of …

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Bovet stronghold

Bovet fortified house

La Salle

Located just after the hamlet of Le Pont, at the beginning of the old paved road which started from the SS 26 road and led to the municipal seat of La Salle. Despite being reworked, this fortified house is still an interesting site. It is a rather large, …

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Châtelard Castle

Châtelard Castle

La Salle

On the wide fan of La Salle, in the village of Château, stands Châtelard castle, built, according to the historian Jean-Baptiste De Tillier, by Rudolph Grossi, bishop of Aosta in 1243 and archbishop of Tarantasia in 1246. It is first mentioned in a …

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Derby Judicial Castle

La Salle

The castle stands isolated at theend of the road that crosses the entire length of village of Derby. It is currently used as a farm, although we know that the underground served as a prison in ancient times. It is still possible to see beautiful …

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Derby Notarial Castle

La Salle

A complex of different buildings, none dating to before the 16th century, partly transformed for agricultural use. The massive residential sector displays doors and windows with architraves with the characteristic reversed keel motif. There is an …

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Derby Tower

La Salle

Four-sided fortified house with beautiful windows in worked stone, its construction is believed to date back to 1560. De Tillier, a Valdostan historian of the 18th century, says that the cathedral chapter and the chapter of Sant’ Orso, who shared the …

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The large square tower

Ecours Castle

La Salle

Located north of the municipal seat, on the road that goes up to the hill villages, this massive square tower is what remains of the 13th century’s fabric, together with a short section of the ancient perimeter wall. The building, during the Middle Ages …

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