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.





Oenology. Marie-Thérèse Chappaz, “Lady of Wine”

January 30, 2018 12:22 pm

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz, “icon of Swiss wine” Marie-Thérèse Chappaz (born 1960) is a Swiss winemaker best known for her dessert wines. Her vineyards are located in Fully (Valais) and cover an area 8 ha which are organically farmed. She is member and founder of Les Artisanes de la Vigne et du Vin. In 2015, Gault Millau...

Saviesanne pie

December 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Recipe Ingredients 400g shortcrust pastry (or 2 pieces of ready-made shortcrust pastry) 150g potatoes (with firm flesh) 100g Lard sec du Valais IGP (raw bacon) 100g white of leeks 250g Raclette du Valais AOP cheese 2 eggs 1 egg yolk...





Valais, an exceptional vineyard

July 28, 2016 4:48 am

In Valais, the grape growing has a rich tradition two millennia. The art of cultivating the noble plant and raise its divine drink comes from the Roman legionaries who brought in the Rhone Valley varietals many, sometimes from distant lands....


July 28, 2016 4:37 am

The most notable wines are: Fendant, from Chasselas, dry, light, fruity and aromatic, lingering well in the mouth. A wine of thirst. the Dole, red very fragrant. It must contain at least 51% Pinot Noir, the rest being due to...






July 28, 2016 4:20 am

Fondue is the Valaisans what Paella is the Spanish. Preparing fondue and tasting, are more of a ritual than anything else; and a ceremonial, the origin and meaning are lost in the mists of time, is essential. This is an...

Cholera (cholera or chouera)

July 27, 2016 1:19 pm

If the name of this traditional Valais flat door is the source of its etymology in the eponymous disease is because, during the cholera epidemics, people were hiding in their chalet to avoid contamination; for food, they put everything they...





Raclette and Fondue : “la religieuse”

July 27, 2016 1:13 pm

Why is it called “religieuse” cheese rind that forms the bottom of pot? The origin of the word “religieuse” remains very mysterious. You should know that this word with this sense, is only used in French-speaking Switzerland and Savoy. In...

The Assiette valaisanne

July 27, 2016 12:58 pm

The traditional assiette valaisanne is an arrangement of dried meat IGP Valais , cured ham of Valais, dry bacon slices, dried sausage slices and Valais cheeses (especially Raclette du Valais AOC), served on a plate or board ; accompanied by...





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...

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...