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Top Choice Gallery in Martigny

Fondation Pierre Gianadda

Set in a concrete edifice, this renowned gallery harbours a stunning art collection with works by Picasso, Cézanne and van Gogh, occasionally shifted to make space for blockbuster exhibitions such as 'Matisse en son…
Top Choice Museum in Martigny

Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard

A tribute to the lovably dopey St Bernard, this museum opposite Martigny's Roman amphitheatre includes real-life fluff bundles in the kennels. In July and August you can join the dogs for a 1½-hour walk in nearby wo…
Top Choice 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…
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…
Top Choice Art Museum in Sion

Musée d’Art

Lodged in a small château, this well-curated fine arts museum showcases works by Swiss artists including Ernest Bieler and Caspar Wolf, alongside star pieces by Austrian expressionist Oskar Kokoschka.
Top Choice Swiss in Sierre

Château de Villa

All turreted towers and centuries-old beams, Sierre’s showpiece château rolls out a royal banquet of a raclette – taste five different types of raclette cheese (Sfr35) from the Valais, washed down with perfectly mat…
Top Choice Swiss in Crans Montana

Au Gréni

With a sunny terrace overlooking Lac Grenon, this old-world restaurant is the perfect spot for traditional Swiss fondues, rösti and local AOC Raclette. Portions are hearty, service is swift and grandma-friendly, and…
Top Choice Museum in Zermatt

Matterhorn Museum

This crystalline, state-of-the-art museum provides fascinating insight into Valaisian village life, mountaineering, the dawn of tourism in Zermatt and the lives the Matterhorn has claimed. Short films portray the fi…
Top Choice Railway in Zermatt


Europe's highest cogwheel railway has climbed through picture-postcard scenery to Gornergrat (3089m) – a 30-minute journey – since 1898. Sit on the right-hand side of the little red train to gawp at the Matterhorn. …
Top Choice Cable Car in Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Views from Zermatt’s cable cars are all remarkable, but the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the icing on the cake. Ride Europe’s highest-altitude cable car to 3883m and gawp at 14 glaciers and 38 mountain peaks over …