Etroubles

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Étroubles
Comune di Étroubles
Commune d'Étroubles
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Étroubles
Location of Étroubles in Italy
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Étroubles
Étroubles (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°49′N7°13′E / 45.817°N 7.217°E / 45.817; 7.217 Coordinates: 45°49′N7°13′E / 45.817°N 7.217°E / 45.817; 7.217
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Bézet, Chez-les-Blancs, Cerisey, Échevennoz, Éternod, La Collère, Lavanche, Pallais, Prailles, Vachéry, Véyaz
Government
  MayorMassimo Tamone
Area
[1]
  Total39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation
1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010) [2]
  Total491
  Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Étroubleins
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11014
Dialing code 0165
Website Official website
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the Parish Church

Étroubles (Valdôtain: Étroble) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.

Sights include a bell tower from a now disappeared 15th century Romanesque church and a medieval watchtower (built in the 12th century on a Roman foundation).

History

In Roman times, it was known as Restapolis and was the main center in the Grand-Saint-Bernard Valley. It perhaps housed the local garrison watching the main access from Gaul. In medieval times, it was a stage on the Via Francigena.

Napoleon Bonaparte stayed at Étroubles on 20 May 1800, during his march to Marengo and the eponymous battle.



  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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