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Chandolin

Over the years Chandolin has been a muse to poets, a stopover for travellers, a destination for distinguished guests – and its magnificence remains undiminished. With its sun-drenched location high in the mountains, it is a destination full of charm for all those seeking peace and quiet among the Swiss pines and larches.

Chandolin is one of the highest villages in Europe that are inhabited all year round. It gets a lot of sunshine and its height means it catches the last rays in the evenings. Long the favourite destination of some illustrious visitors, Chandolin has welcomed such well-known figures as Ella Maillart, René-Pierre, Edmond and Corinna Bille, Konrad Adenauer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Edouard Ravel. It is the ideal destination for those seeking peace and quiet and to recharge their batteries at an altitude of 2000 m.

Description

  • Altitude : 1934 m.
  • 26 km from Sierre, 10 km from Vissoie and 4.5 km from St-Luc

Useful documents

Chandolin in winter

  • One skiing area (linked to St-Luc)
  • One ski school
  • Snow shoe trails and winter hiking trails between St-Luc and Chandolin
  • Toboggan run
  • Two Minigliss training slopes

Chandolin in summer

  • Hiking trails
  • Sentier Chénégouga
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Scooters

Chandolin’s other attractions

  • The Ella Maillart memorial museum
  • The wildlife museum
  • The mill
  • The heritage trails
  • The “botanical walk” educational trail
  • The alluvial landscape of the Illgraben valley
  • The Ponchet alpine pasture
  • The huge Armèles larch, several hundred years old

Contact

Office du Tourisme de Chandolin
3961 Chandolin
+41 27 476 17 15
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