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LEISURE

Saint Pierre you can find cafés, ice-cream parlours, traditional restaurants, grocer’s, shops of handmade and typical products, two banks, a chemist’s, a confectioner’s, an ironmonger’s, a newsagent’s, hairdressers, mechanics, etc… In the summer, you can enjoy a country walk, you can visit the castle and go to mountain huts. Nearby, you can go rafting, canoeing, kayaking, you can have a try at hydrospeed, rock climbing, horseriding, archery, you can play bowls or go to the disco. 20 km away from here you can also heliski, play golf, go paragliding and gliding.

In the winter, you can cross-country ski even at night in Saint Nicolas, 4 km away from Saint Pierre. In a few minutes you can reach the most important ski resorts; it takes you 20 minutes to go to Valsavarenche and to Val di Rhêmes, where you can also cross-country ski; in 10 minutes you are at the cableway Pila, it takes 25 minutes to be on the pistes Courmayeur to enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding. In 35 minutes you can be in La Thuile, in Val Ferret and Val Veny. It takes 45 minutes to reach Cogne, 35 minutes to reach Cervinia and 60 minutes to be in Champoluc.

FOR A HOLIDAY IN FULL HARMONY

In any month, festivals are organized in several villages in Aosta Valley. On June 29th, you can join in the patron saint festival in Saint Pierre, where you can taste local dishes and wines, enlivened by music and games for everybody. On August 10th, there is “Brindisi sotto le stelle” (Toast under the stars), where the Middle Ages and oenogastronomy join together during this gourmet experience. The lords of “Sancto Petro” and of “Sarriod de la Tour” are glad to invite you to the evening with a tour round the castle, the museum, with a tasting of local wines and products, with a dance ball.

Besides, in several villages of the region you can watch the “Batailles des Reines” (typical cow fight), you can go to the fiocca (cream) festival in Avise, to the Jambon (ham) festival in Bosses, to the apple festival in Gressan, to the grape festival in Nus, to the “Seuppa alla Vapelenentse” festival in Valpelline, to the “Veillà” in Cogne, to the “Fëta a l’ano” Donkey festival) in Ollomont, to the lard festival in Arnad and to many others.