The name derives from Sarre "Sarra", or "squeezed between the mountains, the town is, in fact, in the green of the Alps in 631 mt above sea level.
The area is very quiet and frequented by tourists wishing to spend a holiday in contact with nature.
From Sarre can be reached easily, the valleys of the National Park of Gran Paradiso that extend to more than 70,000 acres of land and the capital of the region.
The town offers also several places of historical and religious interest as the parish churches of Saint-Maurice, with its Romanesque bell tower of the eleventh century, and Saint-Eustache dating from the eighteenth century.
Do not miss the Royal Castle, where Vittorio Emanuele II withdrew to organize hunting expeditions in the valleys of Cogne, Rhêmes and Valsavarenche.
During the summer, the rooms and the garden of the castle are open to the public for the manifestation of the Sarre International Festival which attracts artists, musicians and dancers from all over the world.