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Comune di Arvier
Commune d'Arvier
Coat of arms of Arvier
Coat of arms
Arvier is located in Italy
Location of Arvier in Italy
Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Baise-Pierre, Chamençon, Chamin, Chez les Fournier, Chez les Garin, Chez les Moget, Chez les Roset, Grand Haury, La Crête, La Ravoire, Léverogne, Mécosse, Petit Haury, Planaval, Rochefort, Verney
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 858
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arvelains
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11011
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint Saint Sulpice
Saint day 17 January
Website Official website
The town Hall

Arvier (Valdôtain: Arvì or Arvë; Arpitan: Arviér); is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.


Location of the commune of Arvier within the Valle d'Aosta


The local wine, Enfer d'Arvier, had its own DOC designation before being subsumed into the Valle d'Aosta DOC. It is a blend made primarily from the Petit Rouge grape with lesser amounts of Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.[1]


Arvier was the birthplace of Maurice Garin, the winner of the original Tour de France in 1903. His family migrated to Northern France in 1885.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 274 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8