Challant House - Maison Fournier
In the historical centre of Antagnod, you will find one of the most beautiful rustic houses of the whole of Val d’Aosta: the famous “Maison Fournier”, which is still magnificently preserved. This small fortified house was once property of the Counts of Challant.
Overlooking the street is a beautiful wooden balcony supported by struts and flanked by a cylindrical tower with three windows with reverse keel decoration. In the mid-15th century the house was inhabited by the lord of Challant. A point of interest: the foot attached to the balcony is said to be that of the last bear killed in the valley during the last century.
Today the house is the seat of the Aosta Valley Institute of Local Craftsmanship and of the municipal library.