Etroubles

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Étroubles
Comune
Comune di Étroubles
Commune d'Étroubles
View of Étroubles
View of Étroubles
Coat of arms of Étroubles
Coat of arms
Étroubles is located in Italy
Étroubles
Étroubles
Location of Étroubles in Italy
Coordinates: 45°49′N 7°13′E / 45.817°N 7.217°E / 45.817; 7.217Coordinates: 45°49′N 7°13′E / 45.817°N 7.217°E / 45.817; 7.217
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province / Metropolitan city None
Frazioni Bézet, Chez-les-Blancs, Cerisey, Échevennoz, Éternod, La Collère, Lavanche, Pallais, Prailles, Vachéry, Véyaz
Government
 • Mayor Massimo Tamone
Area
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 491
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Étroubleins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11014
Dialing code 0165
Website Official website
the Parish Church

Étroubles 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 Roman foundings.

History[edit]

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.