Courmayeur is an adorable town nestled in the mountains. We have visited Swiss ski towns (Zermatt, Grindelwald), French ski towns (La Clusaz and Contamines) and now an Italian ski town. Each country’s towns seem to have their own flavor despite being geographically close.
Even non skiers could happily spend a day enjoying Courmayeur‘s charming, car free streets. Shops, bars and restaurants fill its stone buildings. Whether you want to buy upscale apparel, outdoor gear, art, antiques, modern design items, wine or any special Italian food, you can find it in Courmayeur. In the evenings, people stroll the narrow, but chic streets. People were shopping, window shopping, people watching and on their way to the bars for a drink (a football game was about to start). The activity gave the town a cheery, festive but relaxed ambiance.
No Italian town would be complete without a church and religious statues. They look even more beautiful when surrounded by stunning mountains and the shadows they create.
As the evening progressed, people settled into its cozy cafes and restaurants. The vivacity continues on into the evening as Courmayeur has a lively nightlife. On our stroll home we saw bars were still packed. We also saw a man walking his miniscule pooch; they were wearing matching shiny puffy jackets. Sorry it was too cold to get out my camera (I would have had to take off my gloves).