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San Pietro e San Defendente Chapel - Periasc District

Churches and Sanctuaries  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

Situated in the Periasc district of Ayas, the chapel was restored by the parish priest Dandrès in 1861, as one can read on the facade: “Commencee et mise a couvert en 1861 finie en 1863 et benie l…

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L'Artisanà - The shops of traditional Aosta Valley handycraft

Crafts  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

The craftsmen of the Aosta valley traditionally used the term “l’Artisanà” to refer to the shop in the centre of Aosta where the products displayed during the Sant’Orso Craft Fair were taken fo…

Coro A Musica en fiour

Folk Groups / Brass bands / Choirs  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

Direttore: Valter Chouquer.
Il coro nasce nel 1999 da in’idea del maestro e di alcune mamme.Il coro è composto da bimbi con una età compresa tra i sei e i quattordici anni. Nel 2000 il cor…

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Corale "Les Voix du Glaciers"

Folk Groups / Brass bands / Choirs  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

Questa corale è nata nel 2002. Il nome evoca le comunità sorte lungo la val d’Ayas che trae vita proprio dal ghiacciaio del Monte Rosa. Nella corale sono rappresentati quattro comuni: Ayas,Brusson…

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The last bear of the Valle d'Ayas

Legends  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

It was winter 1782. One evening, while the snow was falling, a strong mountain dweller from Champoluc, Matteo Brunod, known as “lo rey” (the king) for his Herculean strength, was heading toward…

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Li Tsacolé d'Ayas

Museums  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

The sabot (“tsoque” in Franco-provencal language), traditional wooden shoes, are a representative element of traditional craft work in upper Val d’Ayas.
The trade of sabotier was once widesprea…

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Museum of Sacred Art

Museums  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

The museum is in the chapel of the cemetery of Antagnod (end of the 15th century), near the parish church of San Martino.
The chapel was also used as the headquarters of the various confraternities…

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Traditions  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

L’autentico costume era così composto:
per gli uomini:
-CALZONI di stoffa, velluto o drappo, stretti e corti, abbottonati in fondo, appena sotto il ginocchio, o anche legati con legacci di lan…

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