The municipality and gateway to the regional chief town just a few kilometres from the highest peaks in Europe.
Located 631 metres above sea level, it offers great accommodation, both in terms of hotels and camping facilities.
Due to its position, this district is frequently chosen by tourists in search of a quiet holiday, in an area easily accessible to the Gran Paradiso National Park valleys.
The name Sarre comes from the pre-Roman “Sarra” which means “light between the mountains”. In reality, the lands around the municipality cover a much wider area, which also reaches 3,061 metres above sea level with Mont Falère; its good positioning has since ancient times permitted the foundation of numerous villages, today surrounded by orchards and vineyards.
Among the wild horse chestnuts, the vineyards and the fruit trees on the hillside, there are numerous traces of the past which, in these parts, had already begun in the pre-historic age.
After visiting the parish churches of Saint-Maurice and Saint Eustache, in Chesallet, tourists can fill their flasks with water from the 1840 fountain and go to Oveillan to admire the XVIII century church dedicated to St. Bernard, the examples of traditional architecture and the old mill, once powered by the waters of the Macoin River.
At 1,200 metres above sea level, you can check out the XVII century church in Ville-sur-Sarre.
Driving by car along the panoramic road built on an ancient, pre-Roman track called the Route des Salasses which joined the Gran San Bernardo area to the upper valley, you arrive to the church in Thouraz and, from here, go straight for the Fallère summit or go on horseback or mountain bike along the various itineraries in the area.
Anyone wishing to relax and enjoy the cool woodland can have a picnic in Bellon, called Source du Rouet, due to the springs, within reach on easy pathways.
For anyone in search of well-being, the Arensod district offers an outdoor swimming pool all year round, as well as saunas and Turkish baths.
But, above all, you have to get lost in the magic atmosphere of the Royal Castle! The primitive settlement dates back to the XII century, but the castle took on its current shape in more recent eras, as well as its fame that attracts millions of visitors to its rooms. In fact, in 1869, Victor Emanuel II bought the building and made it his general quarters for hunting expeditions in the valleys of Cogne, Rhêmes and Valsavarenche. His successor, King Umberto I, decorated the main hall and gallery with 3,612 chamois and mountain goat horns.
Today, you can visit the new museum exhibition. Over the years all the members of the Savoy family resided in the castle, who, even on going into exile kept their title as “Counts of Sarre”.