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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…
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…
Village in Val d'Anniviers

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 mice), burnt-timber, geranium-bedecked chalets and its cable…
Village in Val d'Anniviers

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 …
Village in Val d'Anniviers

Vissoie

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 the valley. Roads head up the valley sides to the west and e…
Village in Val d'Anniviers

Vercorin

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 road from Chalais in the Rhône Valley (9km), but the best way t…