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Introduction to Grimentz

Because of the typical character of its centre, Grimentz is considered one of the most traditional villages of Valais.

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Welcome to Grimentz! This town in the municipality of Anniviers has about 400 year round residents and an availability of 6,000 tourist beds. Grimentz is proud to introduce you to the charm of its main street, with its numerous roâs, alleys that cross the village up and down, its barns blackened by time and flowering balconies full of geraniums in the summer season.

Enter this picturesque village situated at an altitude of 1572 meters and you leave seduced by its authenticity. Because of the typical character of its centre, Grimentz is considered one of the most traditional villages of Valais.

Do not be taken in by its name that comes from the Burgundian“Grimo“ which means angry, or fearful... but tame it by following its pathways and by reading some of the comments and anecdotes. Soak up its history by crossing the village and admiring its beauty.

Some strategic points scattered in the old village, will make you discover its unique and charming history, transcribed in this circuit to arouse your curiosity and present the particularities of Grimentz, and how people lived.

Many pleasures await those who take the time to discover this old authentic village.