Top things to do

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 Medieval in Martigny

À la Part des Anges

There aren't many places you can tuck into a 'medieval menu' in an 800-year-old medieval castle. À la Part des Anges is proving popular inside Château de la Bâtiaz. There's a roaring fire, local beers and wines, plu…
Museum in Martigny

Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard

A tribute to the lovably dopey St Bernard, this museum next to Martigny's Roman amphitheatre includes real-life fluff bundles in the kennels. You can join the dogs for walks at various locations year-round; check th…
Crêpes in Martigny

Crêperie Le Rustique

Locals love the Rustic, handily placed between the train station and town, and known for its wholly affordable dining at any time of day. Kick off with one of 30-odd types of savoury pancakes, ranging from Mexican, …
Cultural in Martigny

Foire du Valais

Pigs don’t fly in Martigny, but cows fight: this 10-day regional fair climaxes with a bovine bash-about of epic proportions.
Cafe in Martigny

Café du Midi

Guzzle Trappist brews and gorge on as much raclette as you can handle or dip into one of 10 different fondues – including with tomato, mushrooms or à la bière (beer fondue) – at this shabby-chic cafe with buzzing pa…
Bistro in Martigny

La Vache qui Vole

The Flying Cow is a gallery-style wine bar with an angelic cow strung from its ceiling and a Virgin Mary collection upstairs. World cuisine is its culinary stomping ground – creative salads, pasta and risotto jostle…
Food & Drink in Martigny

Foire au Lard

There’s sizzling action at Martigny’s Bacon Fair, celebrated since 1801.
Church in Martigny

Église de Notre Dame des Champs

This baroque church in central Martigny hides remains of Romanesque and Gothic churches, and even a 4th-century baptistery.