Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Martigny

Fondation Pierre Gianadda

This renowned gallery harbours a stunning art collection with works by Picasso, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The sculpture garden (with cafe and picnic area) features Henry Moore’s organic sculptures, Niki de Saint Phalle’…
Top Choice Chateau in Martigny

Château de la Bâtiaz

Clinging to a crag above town, 800-year-old Bâtiaz Castle is worth the 15-minute uphill climb. Once there, add another 120 steps to the top of castle for far-reaching views over the surrounding vineyards and Rhône V…
Top Choice Gallery in Crans-Montana

Fondation Pierre Arnaud

Don't miss this stunning art gallery with mountain peaks looming large on its dazzling mirrored facade and silver-leafed edelweiss in the Alpine rooftop garden. Inside is equally brilliant, with the gallery hosting …
Top Choice Chateau in Sion

Château de Valère

Slung on a hillock opposite Château de Tourbillon is this 11th- to 13th-century château that grew up around a fortified basilica. The church interior reveals beautifully carved choir stalls, a frescoed apse and the …
Top Choice Chateau in Sion

Château de Tourbillon

Lording it over the fertile Rhône Valley from its hilltop perch above Sion, the crumbling remains of this medieval stronghold, destroyed by fire in 1788, are worth the stiff trudge for the postcard views alone; wear…
Museum in Val d'Anniviers

Espace Ella Maillart

If in Chandolin, make sure to visit Espace Ella Maillart, dedicated to the remarkable Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart (1903-1997), who lived in Chandolin when she wasn’t exploring remote Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and T…
Village in Val d'Anniviers

Chandolin

The village of Chandolin, high above the valley floor on the eastern side, entices skiers with 75km of broad, sunny runs and fairy-tale panoramas. It is considered one of the highest villages in Europe that is inhab…
Mountain in Verbier

Mont Fort Sunrise

Nothing stirs the soul quite like seeing the sun rise from the top of Mont Fort, at a panoramic 3329m. The Médran cable car offers departures on Thursdays in July at 4.45am and in August at 5am. The trip cost covers…
Glacier in Val d'Anniviers

Moiry Glacier

This glacier, although only about 5km in length, is extremely impressive, about 12km south of Grimentz. PostBuses make the journey to the road-end, where there is also a sizeable car park. There are a number of good…
Village in Val d'Anniviers

Zinal

At 1670m, Zinal is 12km south of Vissoie, at the end of the Val d’Anniviers. While Matterhorn climbers start from Zermatt, a valley to the east, climbers for five other 4000+m peaks seen from the Zermatt side, start…