Name Origin: Norse
Name Gender: Male
arolla pine [Pinus cembra]
- Cembra pine [Pinus cembra]
- hill pine [Pinus uncinata, syn.: P. montana, P. mugo subsp. uncinata, P. sanguinea]
- Swiss pine [Pinus cembra]
- Swiss stone pine [Pinus cembra]
To the south is the valley of the Arve (descending from the snows of the Mont Blanc chain), which unites with that of the Rhone a little below the town; while behind the Arve the grey and barren rocks of the Petit Saleve rise like a wall, which in turn is overtopped by the distant and ethereal snows of Mont Blanc. Yet the actual site of the town is not as picturesque as that of several other spots in Switzerland.