Gran Paradiso is the most bewitching and coveted destination of the Valsavarenche, one of the four giants of the Valle dAosta with Mont Blanc, Mont Rosa and Cervino. The Englishmen Cowell and Dundas scaled it for the first time in 1860: Achille Ratti, the future Pio XI climbed it in 1887.
In 1930 the Abbot Henry, priest, scholar and mountaineer reached the peak with his donkey Cagliostro.
The call of this peak, its not excessive difficulty and the superb panorama made it extremely popular and in 1884 the first shelter, called Vittorio Emanuele II, was build at alt. 2,732 m.
The hotels name represents a long tradition of hospitality started in the last century by the manager of the old shelter, continued by his son who was the builder of the present shelter opened in 1932.
Completed after the war by active heirs and it became the Hostellerie du Paradis were affective ties faithfully recreate environment and atmosphere of the past.