At the entrance to the Valgrisenche, in a basin cultivated with vineyards, Arvier bears witness to the stubbornness of using all the available land by terracing the sunniest slopes over the centuries. It is here that the famous red wine Enfer d'Arvier D.O.C. is produced. In Roman times, this village was called Arebrigium (from are = near and briga = hill) and served as a military encampment along the road to Gaul, parts of which can still be seen. The town includes: the Castle of Montmayeur, the square tower of the Castle of La Mothe, the sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Rochefort with the magnificent glacier of Château Blanc as a backdrop and from which you can see the outline of Mont Blanc, the frescoes of the pilgrims' hospice in the village of Leverogne and the fortified house of the Lords of Avise in Planaval.