In a downward sloping position, between vineyards and fruit orchards, happily exposed to the sun at an altitude of 1001 metres, the village of La Salle has been almost completely restored, respecting the original architecture of the pre-existing houses.
The view over the Mont Blanc chain from here is exceptional, in an extremely scenic natural context.
The land is mainly cultivated with orchards and vines, as well as being used as pasture land in the more inaccessible areas. It is here that they grow a “franco di piede” vine, that is ungrafted against fundatrix, from which the famous “Blanc de Morgex et La Salle” is obtained, a wine produced from some of the highest vines in Europe.
The parish church of San Cassiano, completely rebuilt at the end of the 1800’s, has a beautiful Romanesque double-lancet bell tower.
The restoration of the ancient Maison Gerbollier, home to the municipal offices as well as concerts and summer events, is also very interesting.
Just outside of La Salle, half way up the slope, in a slightly raised area, stands the castle of Châtelard, with its cylindrical tower that was built on the remains of three levels of fortified wall.
The Ethnographic Museum at Cheverel and the one dedicated to sacred art in the Parish Church of La Salle are worth visiting.
The members of the musical band “Les Sallereins” originate from here and are talented players of traditional Valle d’Aosta music. They perform, accompanied by typical musical instruments like the accordion, wearing traditional local dress.
Entranceway to the Valley of Mont Blanc, La Salle dominates the Valdigne basin.
For walking lovers, there is a vast choice of itineraries adapted to everyone’s needs and allow you to discover the unpolluted mountain surroundings and admire the magnificent views.
In winter, there are plenty of Alpine ski itineraries as well as ones for excursions with snowshoes.