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Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Greschòney Zer Chilchu in Walser; Gressonèy-Sèn-Dzan in French-style) is a small village in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of Monte Rosa, in the Lys Valley. Renowned summer and winter holiday resort, traditionally form a single territorial entity with the village of Gressoney-La-Trinité, called Gressoney in French, Greschòney (official) or Creschnau in walser (Greschòneytitsch or more simply Titsch) and Kressenau form desueta) in german. The most trusted name of his name is Chreschen-eye, or Piana dei Crescioni. Gressoney is divided into three parts: Onderteil, the lower part, from the Trenta point (in titsch, Trentostäg) to the capital of Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Greschòney Zer Chilchu); Méttelteil, the middle part, comprising the capital of Saint-Jean (Greschòney Zer Chilchu) and the territory upstream to the village of Léschelbalmo; Oberteil, the upper part, which corresponds to the present municipality of Gressoney-La-Trinité.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a German language island belonging to the Walser community. The people speak an Almanian dialect, the Greschòneytitsch, or simply Titsch. The cultural and linguistic heritage of Walser in Gressoney is studied and disseminated by Walser Kulturzentrum, which also has a wealth of library. In addition to being trilingual Italian-French-German (official languages ​​of instruction for the common langoes of the Valley of the Lys), in the territory of Gressoney-Saint-Jean part of the population speaks the patois Francoprovenzale valdostano. Moreover, thanks to its geographical proximity and historical relations with the adjacent Valsesia and Canavese, the local population also knows the Piedmontese.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean is a renowned summer and winter resort. It has a good number of facilities and ski slopes. The most important area is the Weissmatten, and is part of the ski area Monterosa Ski.

The typical products of the village are the Toma of Gressoney (Presidio Slow Food) and the Chneffléné, traditional gnocchi.

Municipality of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Province of Aosta
Valle d'Aosta

Inhabitants: 810
Center Altitude: 1385 m s.l.m.

The Muncipality is part of: 
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

Muncipality of Gressoney-Saint-Jean
Località Villa Margherita 1 - Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
Tel. 0125-355192

Gressoney's Toma: Typicality and Excellence

Gressoney's Toma is a typical product of Val d'Aosta, chaired by Slowfood since 2016.

Next or present Events

  • Christmas markets
    From 02-12-2018
    To 06-01-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2018-12-02 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome Christmas markets Gressoney-Saint-Jean

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  • Patron Saint John's Day
    From 23-06-2019
    To 24-06-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-23 2019-06-24 Europe/Rome Patron Saint John's Day The festivities begin on the evening of June 23 with the fires of Sankt Johanz. Gressoney-Saint-Jean

    The festivities begin on the evening of June 23 with the fires of Sankt Johanz.

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  • Exhibition
    From 25-07-2019
    To 22-08-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2019-07-25 2019-08-22 Europe/Rome Exhibition Trade fair of typical handicraft Aosta Valley of July 25th, August 8th and 22nd. Gressoney-Saint-Jean

    Trade fair of typical handicraft Aosta Valley of July 25th, August 8th and 22nd.

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Past Events

  • Christmas Market
    From 16-12-2017
    To 17-12-2017
    Street markets

  • Bierfest-Beer Festival
    From 21-06-2018
    To 24-06-2018

  • Feast of St. Nicholas

    St Kloas and his donkey are waiting for the girls and children from 17.30 in the squares of Gressoney Saint Jean for the traditional distribution of sweets.

Other Events

  • Sankt Johanns Feuer - The fires of St. John.
  • Bierfest - The beer festival.
  • Walser Nacht - The White Walser Night.
  • December 31. On New Year's Eve, young people from the village visit the villages' houses singing the Neujahrslied (New Year's Song).