At an altitude of 880 metres, Introd owes its name 'interaquas', 'entre eaux' in French, to its location between the Dora di Rhêmes and the Savara torrent. The town is in fact located at the entrance to the Rhêmes Valley and Valsavarenche, two of the three valleys in Valle d'Aosta belonging to the Gran Paradiso National Park. It is a mainly agricultural village, formerly the fiefdom of the Sarriod barons, and became famous for having hosted Pope John Paul II, who used to spend his summer holidays in the quiet hamlet of Les Combes. Introd is the ideal place for pleasant walks in nature in a quiet and uncrowded environment. There are several places of interest, including the 12th century castle, the museum dedicated to the Pontiff, the ethnographic museum Maison Bruil and the animal park Parc Animalier.