Pierre à cupules - Grimentz

Cup-and-ring stones


Nine information panels tell you all about the site of the cup-marked stones of Grimentz. An essential visit for history buffs...

Anniviers has around twenty cup-marked stones. This phenomenon has never been explained. These stones were carved with different symbols linked with worship practices. They are thought to date from the Neolithic or the Bronze Age.

The cup-and-ring stones at Grimentz were discovered at a place formerly known as “Chlasche” and can be found near the bridge that crosses the stream of La Gougra to the Ilôt Bosquet.

The Pirra Martera (Martyrs’ Stone) is at the centre of the site. The nine information panels are arranged around this 10 m tall stone. They provide information on this historical site, which includes :

- Blocks
- Slabs
- Cup-and-ring stones
- Carvings

Since 1988, all the Grimentz cup-and-ring stones have been classified a “monument of national significance” in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property
An information leaflet (in French and German) is available at the Tourist Office.

Location View mapGrimentz
Pierres à cupules
Ilot Bosquet
3961 Grimentz
Information about the activity +41 27 476 17 00


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