To reach Valnontey you leave Cogne behind towards Mount Gran Paradiso. The road climbs gradually. After a little less than 3 km you arrive at Valnontey, a few houses on the side of the stream.
A few hotels, bars and restaurants. A small drugstore, but only open in the summer.
This is the last inhabited hamlet, then the valley continues until the foot of Mount Gan Paradiso, offering well-marked, easy footpaths along the bottom through woods and meadows. Other paths climb on the steep slopes to reach breathtaking views and old houses witnessing a not-so-far past culture.