Arts &


Crans-Montana, rich 100 years of tourism -but a history dating back to Antique- offers a surprising blend between artistic culture and ancestral tradition. Customs are still very much alive : cow fights , religious festivals and processions.

Many sites and museums are full of cultural treasures relating to the history of the region and the harsh daily life of the mountaineers. Sion , the capital, is a fabulous site ( castles of Valère & Tourbillon ) . School paintings from the nineteenth & twentieth . A Martigny, Gianadda foundation hosts the most prestigious international collections while the young Arnaud foundation in Lens will delight guests with its major exhibitions devoted to currents of European painting between 1830 and 1950. In Crans -Montana, the Caprices Festival runs each winter by hosting the best electro DJ's on the planet.




Pierre Arnaud Foundation

July 27, 2016 12:41 pm

The Art Centre Pierre Arnaud Foundation, Lens, is a cultural place. Throughout the year it offers its visitors important exhibitions currents of European painting between 1830 and 1950, as well as viewpoints between Western and non-Western arts. From 2016, our art center will offer a third annual exhibition of Swiss private collections. It will find...

Gianadda Foundation , Martigny

July 27, 2016 12:40 pm

public and private collections rarely displayed to the public. The present center of the remains of the Gallo-Roman and 50 vintage cars built between 1897 and 1939 as well as temporary exhibitions and world-renowned concerts. In the park , one...





Alpine Space and Living Museum , ” Le Hameau Colombire “

July 27, 2016 12:33 pm

In ” Hamlet Colombire ” along the popular path of the Bisse Tsittoret , visitors can discover the charms of mountain life and delve into the lives of our ancestors. Le Hameau includes two distinct sites one called the alpine...

The Rainer Maria Rilke Foundation

July 27, 2016 12:31 pm

Sierre Situated in a historic house (P. de Courten , 1769 ), the Foundation Rainer Maria Rilke honors the great Czech poet who lived in the castle Muzot ( Veyras ) from 1921 to 1926. It has a permanent exhibition...





The Museum of Bisses

July 27, 2016 12:22 pm

Housed in a beautiful house dating from the seventeenth century, in the village of Botyre ( between Sion and Anzère ) , this unusual museum is dedicated to the history of irrigation channels and their importance for the region. These...

Valais Art Museum , Sion

July 27, 2016 12:10 pm

Housed in two medieval castles overlooking the old town of Sion, the Art Museum is the reference institution for artistic production linked to the canton of Valais and the mountain from the eighteenth century to the present. One of the...





Media Valais

July 27, 2016 9:01 am

Valais Media Library is a cultural institution , heritage , trainer and social in all public service to meet their educational needs , research and recreation. Bilingual, she is part of the Department of Culture of the Canton of Valais...

Castles Valere and Tourbillon

July 27, 2016 8:14 am

The city of Sion and two hills overlooked by the castles of Valere and Tourbillon is a striking image . Both castles built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries , dominate the medieval old town of Sion. The oldest, Valere,...