Valtournenche (1,500 m asl) is an authentic mountain village and today maintains the charm of once upon a time with old rustic homes made of wood and stone that evoke peace and serenity.
The town, situated on the way up the valley, is an ideal holiday location and pays particular attention to its friendly hospitality reputation making guests feel at home.
The cable car “Valtournenche-Salette” is the gateway to the resorts ski area, to Breuil-Cervinia and to Zermatt (Switzerland). Like in Cervinia, return to Valtournenche town with skis on along the “Gran Pista”, a white winding path through the alpine forest and views across the “Grandes Murailles” range.
Take a step back in history through the Church Square, where plaques describe the adventures of the Cervino Alpine Guides, remembered for their legendary mountain explorations both at home and around the world. In summer, the Square is also a great place to observe the mountaineers on the “via ferrata”, a climbing route equipped with fixed ropes and cables that can be found on the rock wall in front of the Town Hall, or visit the agricultural museum.
Not to be missed in any season is a visit to the village of Cheneil; the village can be reached only on foot or via the panoramic elevator and offers and remarkable scenery.