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Bard

Bard

A look at Bard

Bard

Bard

Bard

Bard

Bard

Bard
Comune di Bard

Bard
Comune di Bard

Bard
Comune di Bard

Bard
Comune di Bard

Bard
Comune di Bard

Bard (Bar in the Valdostane patois) is the smaller village of the Aosta Valley. Located in the narrowest part of the whole to d'Aosta, in the point where the rocks descend steep toward the Dora Baltea. At this point the Rijeka performs a meander, from where in the top of the rock stands the famous strong.

The toponym "Bard", should derive from the Celtic "bar" designating a fortress, a fortified place, and not from the french word "bar" indicating the barbel, freshwater fish that is found on the municipal coat of arms. It was dominated for a long time from the Lordship of the Bard, which extended its protection on all the nearby Valle Champorcher.

The medieval village of Bard and its monumental houses
At the foot of the Fortress, the medieval village of Bard is one of the most charming and best preserved in the entire Valle d'Aosta; since antiquity for its strategic position, has always been a secure bastion against invasions, and it still preserves the style to arcs rich of mullioned windows with windows crusades. In the village you can admire the monumental houses of rare beauty, such as the House of the Bishop, home of the sundial, Casa Valperga, Casa Challant, Casa Ciucca, and the elegant Palazzo dei Nobili Nicole, recent accounts of Bard. Many clubs, shops, bars, restaurants and hotels are present in the village.

Near the fortress there is an important archaeological site with engravings and a "women's chute". In its interior it is located the main Bard Museum circuit, with expositions of multimedia museum of the Alps and the Alps of the boys. A fortress that, reborn from its ashes, now represents the main center for the dissemination of Alpine culture.

By Bard finally goes the route of the Via Francigena, coming from Arnad and Hône, after crossing the bridge on the Dora Baltea, towards Donnas and Pont-Saint-Martin.

Some wrote about Bard:
'It is recessed, as a wedge, between two mountains. On the one hand is the one that supports the famous Fort (...), on the other hand is another monte even higher (...). It is the path, by means by a narrow street, with old acciotolato still marked by the wheels of the carriages of the Roman legions. The houses are all ancient and have portals, windows and beautiful balconies in carved stone (...)"

Municipality of Bard
Province of Aosta
Region Valle d'Aosta

Inhabitants: 117
Altitude center: 400 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Villages of the Via Francigena

Municipality of Bard
Piazza Cavour 4 - Bard (AO)
Tel. 0125-803134

Turin: trip to Valle d'Aosta to Bard and Etroubles

The imposing fortress of Bard, its museums, the delightful historic village, the valley of the Gran San Bernardo and Etroubles, an authentic open-air museum, then the polenta, the genepy and the Valpellinese soup.

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Next or present Events

  • Christmas markets
    From 08-12-2018
    To 06-01-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2018-12-08 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome Christmas markets Bard

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  • Monterosa Walser Ultra Trail
    03-08-2019
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2019-08-03 2019-08-03 Europe/Rome Monterosa Walser Ultra Trail The Trail of the Walser on the slopes of Monte Rosa. Bard

    The Trail of the Walser on the slopes of Monte Rosa.

  • Feast of Santa Maria Assunta
    15-08-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-15 2019-08-15 Europe/Rome Feast of Santa Maria Assunta Bard

  • Marché Au Fort
    13-10-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-10-13 2019-10-13 Europe/Rome Marché Au Fort The Marché au Fort is the great showcase dedicated to the excellence of wine and food production in Valle d'Aosta. The event, which will take place between the suggestive walls of the medieval village and the Fort of Bard, is the most important food and wine show dedicated to the products and specialties of the table of the small Alpine region. The event will embrace the most characteristic corners of the medieval village of Bard and Forte, from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Visitors will be able to meet producers in the market and buy local specialties, and will be involved in tastings and guided tours. Bard

    The Marché au Fort is the great showcase dedicated to the excellence of wine and food production in Valle d'Aosta. The event, which will take place between the suggestive walls of the medieval village and the Fort of Bard, is the most important food and wine show dedicated to the products and specialties of the table of the small Alpine region. The event will embrace the most characteristic corners of the medieval village of Bard and Forte, from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Visitors will be able to meet producers in the market and buy local specialties, and will be involved in tastings and guided tours.

Past Events

  • "Marchè de Noel"
    09-12-2017
    Street markets

    Christmas Market "MARCHE ' DE NOEL" with various animations.

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