St Luc


At 1655m and a steep 5.5km up from Vissoie on the valley's eastern side, St Luc is often paired with Chandolin as their ski areas are interconnected. St Luc has its own funicular and some excellent hiking trails in summer. Views from the town include to the valley's 4000m peaks and the Matterhorn. If time permits, take the Planets Trail to Weisshorn Hotel.

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Nearby Valais attractions

1. Vissoie

0.86 MILES

Medieval Vissoie, at 1200m and with a population of about 500, has been inhabited since the 13th century and acts as the main village and a crossroads for…

2. Chandolin

2.25 MILES

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…

3. Espace Ella Maillart

2.28 MILES

If in Chandolin, make sure to visit Espace Ella Maillart, dedicated to the remarkable Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart (1903-1997), who lived in Chandolin…

4. Grimentz


At 1572m and 7km south of Vissoie on the valley's western side, Grimentz entices skiers with its Valaisian granaries (built on stilts to keep out thieving…

5. Vercorin

4.27 MILES

At the mouth of the valley on its western side, Vercorin is geared up for families with gentle skiing on 35km of downhill slopes. It can be accessed by…

6. Zinal

5.71 MILES

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…

8. Salgesch Weinmuseum

6.63 MILES

This gabled wine museum turns the spotlight on wine growing around Salgesch with the focus on education. This is also the start (or end) of the Sentier…