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Culture, heritage and discovery

The Val d’Anniviers heritage is revealed for all to see in museums, exhibitions and other historical outings. Visiting the region’s mills, the François-Xavier Bagnoud observatory, the copper mine or the Moiry dam, you will discover what a cultural treasure-house this valley is.

"La Lée" cooper mine
Zinal - A living witness to the mining industry in the Val d’Anniviers, the La Lée Copper Mine...
"Pierre des Sauvages" cup-and-ring stone
Saint-Luc - The “Pierre des Sauvages” is an impressive rock with some 350 indentations. It is...
Agritourisme, l'Arche des Crétillons
An old larch - 860 years old
The Darbellec Forest at Chandolin is home to a centuries-old larch, one of the oldest in Europe.
Anniviers and its mills
Anniviers - By opening their doors to the public for all kinds of visits, the Anniviers mills...
Bourgeoisies and glacier wine
Bygone days at the La Lée alpine pasture
In the area known as Le Vichiesso, a tsigière (chalet in an alpine pasture) reconstructed in the...
Château de Beauregard
The Beauregard castle was built 1000 m up on a rocky outcrop. Surrounded by void and precipices,...
Cottier alpine pasture
The Alpage de Cottier, situated above the village of Zinal, is a unique alpine pasture that...
François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory
Saint-Luc - Observe the sun and scan the immensity of space, learn about telescopes and find the...
Gillou, the Centre of Valais
Calling all topographers – the Centre of Valais has been located! This famous triangulation...
Hotel Weisshorn
Saint-Luc - Built in order to welcome the first English mountaineers, the Hôtel Weisshorn is...
Chandolin - Illgraben is Switzerland’s most significant active debris flow site. It is accessed...
Introduction to forging
Come and spend a day trying your hand at the work of a blacksmith, and leave with a souvenir...
Making rye bread
Making a loaf of traditional rye bread and baking it in a communal oven form part of this unusual...
Medieval-style garden in Briey
Moiry dam
The imposing Moiry Dam, 148 metres high, reigns supreme at the bottom of the Vallon de Moiry!
Museums and exhibitions
Look round one of the museums, visit an exhibition or take part in one of the organised tours. You...
NEW - Visit to the engine room of the Grimentz-Espace Weisshorn aerial cableway
Go to the top of the Grimentz-Zinal cable car and visit the reverse side of this facility.
Opération géranium
Refleurir le village typique de Grimentz, et renforcer son appellation "Grimentz, village...
Panoramic tour in an old Saurer bus (1941)
The old Anniviers postal bus
The planetarium uses a new-generation digital system to project simulations of, for example, a...
Tour d'Anniviers
Exhibitions, theaters, shows at the Tour d'Anniviers
Tsigère des Planètes
New in Tignousa! Located at the beginning of the Planets Trail, the Tsigère offers an
Vallon de Réchy
Protected from the effects of civilisation, the Vallon de Réchy is a jewel of nature. The...
Wiki Anniviard
Bienvenue sur le Wiki Anniviard, l'encyclopédie collaborative du Val d'Anniviers.


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