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Courmayeur

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Valleys · Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites
Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. At an elevation of 1224m above sea level, it is located at the foot of the southern side of Mont Blanc, at 4810m the highest point in the Alps and western Europe (see Seven Summits), and is crossed by the Dora Baltea river. Courmayeur shares administration of Mont Blanc with its neighboring commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France, and is consequently able to claim the title of highest commune in Italy. Courmayeur also shares access to the glacial ski run of the Vallée Blanche with another French town, Chamonix, which sits at the opposite, northern, side of the Mont Blanc massif.HistoryThe ancient Curia Maior was always a popular tourist destination, thanks to its spa and the Mont-Blanc landscapes. During World War II, under the fascist regime and its "italianist" rule, the town was briefly renamed "Cormaiore".LandmarksCourmayeur’s picturesque mountain scenery make it an attractive year-round destination. It is cited as "Italy's best all-round ski resort", and contains the Giardino Botanico Alpino Saussurea, which describes itself as Europe's highest botanical garden. The Church of Saint-Pantaléon dates to the 18th century.
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Valley
Val Ferret
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Valley
Val Veny
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Courmayeur

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Morgex
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Parc Animalier d'Introd Introd
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing La Salle
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Courmayeur

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Water Body
Lago Combal
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Guidemontblanc
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Lago del Miage
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
La Casermetta
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Courmayeur

Gift & Specialty Shop
Panizzi
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Napapijri
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Gourmandises
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Courmayeur

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Hiking Trail
Lago Checrouit
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Alta Via 2
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Courmayeur

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Outdoor Activity
Skigebiet Courmayeur Monte Bianco
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Societa Guide Alpine Courmayeur
2.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Courmayeur

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