The “Maison Gérard-Dayné” is situated on the boundaries of the historical village of Cogne.
It is a representative example of Cogne’s historical architecture: it is composed by 8 minor building and its aspects date back to beginning of twentieth century when all the modification works were completed.
It is important because it is one of the rare examples in which we can recognise the internal courtyard that allows the communication among the different building. It was a kind of common space, with a lot different functions.
Today the “Maison Gérard-Dayne” is itself a museum, but also hosts different kind of exhibitions of Aosta Valley’s traditions.
A world to discover. The birth of the Gran Paradiso National Park dates back to the 1922. The Italian State, accepting the donation of the royal hunting reserve by Vittorio Emanuele III, established the national Park, entrusting the administration of these territories to a Royal Commission. The creation of a protected area is strongly linked to the safeguarding of the animal symbol of the Park, the Alpine Ibex, of which, after the WW II, only 416 specimens had survived in the whole world and all of them within the territory of the Park.Read more