About Courmayeur and Entreves

Courmayeur is an Italian town and comune in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, in northern Italy. It is located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe, in the Graian Alps range, and is crossed by the Dora Baltea. Courmayeur shares administration of Mont Blanc with its neighboring commune of [St Gervais les Bains]also known as St Gervais Mont Blanc in France, and consequently is able claim to the title of highest commune in Italy, although as the summit lies within the commune of St Gervais, it is only the French town that can claim to be at the 'top of Europe'. Courmayeur also shares access to the famous glacial ski run of the 'Vallee Blanche' with another French town, but in this case it is with Chamonix which sits at the other side of the peak known as the Aiguille du Midi