Valais/Wallis (West)
It's the French-speaking part of Canton Valais, long valley carved by the Rhône river between two chains of high peaks. Side-valleys where flow the tributaries of the Rh&one;ne are incredibly picturesque!
Anzère
A small village in Valais, above Sion, some 1,500 m (4,921 ft) above sea level. Facing south, it's a very popular destination as official weather statistics rank it as the sunniest place in Switzerland.
Arolla
At the end of Val d'Hérens, high above Evolène, this village gave its name to a white pine high-altitude species that grows only in the Alps and in the Carpathians. A beautiful hiking and skiing area at the foot of wild glaciers.
Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Last village before the Grand-Saint-Bernard mountain pass (and the tunnel) connecting Switzerland to Val d'Aoste (Italy).
Champex
Nice winter sports and summer hikes destination on the shore of the eponymous lake, 1,500 m above sea level.
Chandolin
This village in Val d'Anniviers has been the permanent home of the famous Swiss travel writer Ella Maillart until her death, and it now hosts a museum in her memory.
Crans
An important winter sports resort above Sierre, in Valais. Together with the neighboring village of Montana, it's the world-famous Crans-Montana destination.
Derborence
A hamlet in the Municipality of Conthey, in the canton of Valais (Switzerland), located at 1,450 metres in an isolated valley on the south side of the Bernese Alps. One of the highlights of any Swiss trip!
Euseigne
A village in Val d'Hérens (Valais), famous for its natural sand pyramids topped with rocks. A quite strange sight!
Evolène
A very typical village high in Val d'Hérens (Valais), the valley where cows are so aggressive that they fight each other... Every spring, such fights are publicly organized and the winner becomes the Queen of the Cows!
Fouly (La)
In Val Ferret, at 1,600 m altitude, a village set in a wild alpine setting. It is a family resort with a bewitching character, and one of the stopovers of the Mont Blanc tour. Winter sports and summer hikes of every level.
Grand-Saint-Bernard
The high mountain pass between Valais in Switzerland and Val d'Aoste in Italy. Home of the famous St-Bernard rescue dog, the one that has a keg around the neck!
Grimentz
A typical village in Val d'Anniviers (Anniviers Valley, above Sierre). Nice destination for winter sports and summer hikes. Dam and lake of Moiry are just a few km away, with a magnificent view of the glaciers and the Dent Blanche summit.
Hérémence
A small village overlooking the junction of the eponymous valley and the Val d'Hérens. At the top of the Val d'Hérémence is built the famous Grande Dixence Dam, tallest gravity dam in the world.
Isérables
Built on a steep slope, this vertiginous village overlooking Riddes in the Rhône Valley has been secluded during centuries, until the construction of a cable car in 1942 and of a road in 1960.
La Tzoumaz (Mayens-de-Riddes)
One of the villages of the 4 Vallées (4 Valleys) ski area (Veysonnaz, Thyon, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Verbier) and a good starting point for summer hikes.
Le Châble
Village in Val de Bagnes. End station of the train from Martigny, downhill station of the cable car to Verbier.
Les Haudères
Surrounded by summits peaking over 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above the sea, a village built where the valleys of Arolla and Ferpècle meet to form the Val d'Hérens (Hérens Valley).
Marécottes (Les)
Les Marécottes is a family resort situated in the Trient Valley, connecting Martigny in Valais and Chamonix in France. A very beautiful area with many attractions for kids and parents alike.
Martigny
A Gallic-Roman town, Martigny is a favorite destination for gastronomy, congresses, fairs, and it's an important crossroads of the Alps, with mountain passes to France (Forclaz Pass to Chamonix) and Italy (Grand-Saint-Bernard Pass to Aosta).
Montana
An important winter sports resort above Sierre, in Valais. Together with the neighboring village of Crans, it's the world-famous Crans-Montana destination.
Nendaz - Haute-Nendaz
One of the villages of the 4 Vallées (4 Valleys) ski area (Veysonnaz, Thyon, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Verbier) and a good starting point for summer hikes.
Ovronnaz
10 km from the motorway, at the foot of the Muverans chain, the holiday resort of Ovronnaz enjoys a mild, tonic climate at an ideal altitude of 1,350 metres.
Saillon
A beautiful medieval village on a rocky hill in the middle of the wineyards of Valais, part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites, where was killed Farinet, a famous outlaw known as the Robin Hood of the Alps.
Saint-Léonard
Located in Valais, along the Rhone valley, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, St-Léonard is not only renowned for its subterranean lake, the largest in Europe, but also for its orchards and wineyards.
Saint-Luc
Nicknamed Resort of the Stars, a village in Val d'Anniviers focused on the theme of astronomy (Observatory and Planets Trail), and a nice winter sports destination.
Sanetsch
Sanetsch Pass, 2252m above sea level, connects Valais to Saanenland (Gstaad area). It's open only from June till September, but it's really worth the visit!
Sierre
Sierre, between Sion and Salgesch, is the self-proclaimed Swiss Wine Capital. And this little town deserves the mention, as it hosts the Valais Museum of Wine and Winegrowing, in Castle of Villa, a must-visit!
Sion
Oldest town of Switzerland with some 7,000 year of history and capital of the Valais, Sion is rich of 4 castles, 4 museums and a beautiful historical center, but it is a modern city, with all facilities and much more.
Thyon - Les Collons
One of the villages of the 4 Vallées (4 Valleys) ski area (Veysonnaz, Thyon, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Verbier) and a good starting point for summer hikes.
Verbier
All the beauty and charm of a mountain village developed in harmony with its surroundings. More than 400 km of well-kept footpaths, and a ski area extending between 1,500 and 3,300 metres above sea level in a spectacular mountain landscape.
Vercorin
A typical village built on a plateau 1,320 m (4,330 ft) above the sea, overlooking the Rhône Valley near Sierre. Beautiful winter sports and summer hikes destination.
Veysonnaz
One of the villages of the 4 Vallées (4 Valleys) ski area (Veysonnaz, Thyon, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Verbier) and a good starting point for summer hikes.
 
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