Sitting in a sunny position on a natural balcony suspended atop the central valley, the village of Saint-Nicolas offers enchanting views that sweep from Monte Emilius to the Rutor Glacier. The church is clearly visible from the bottom of the valley. This was the birthplace of Abbé Jean-Baptiste Cerlogne, one of the greatest dialect poets and academics of the Aosta Valley. A museum was dedicated to his memory in the 1960s, and here you will also find the “Centre d’Etudes Francoprovençales”, which focuses on the culture and civilization, and in particular the dialects, of the alpine area. In Lyveroulaz, you can visit the Musée Gerbore and take a look at some farm machinery from the 1950s. Numerous nature walks can be enjoyed along simple paths in the area of the Bois de la Tour, a wood that features a series of natural trails also accessible to the non-sighted. Easily reachable from Saint-Nicolas is the Comba di Vertosan, a magnificent valley with plenty of grassland, which each year hosts an important heat in the “Batailles de Reines” tournaments and which is ideal for trekking and mountain bike fans.