Castles & fortresses
Well-preserved palaces, castles and fortresses are evidence of the strategic importance and economic significance of the Valais: from the Middle Ages, when the palaces and castles served to control trade routes through the Alps, to the Second World War, when Switzerland courageously defended itself in its Alpine redoubt. The commanding structures make the exciting history of Switzerland and the Valais come alive. Every castle and fortresse of the Valais have a lot to offer.
Château de Villa
This restaurant is the ideal place to sample the most renowned specialities the Valais has to offer. First and foremost are such cheese dishes as raclette served with five different types of cheese. Guests may also treat themselves to aromatic dried meat, brisolée (roasted chestnuts) and a host of traditional seasonal dishes. The wine cellar: wines from more than 110 producers are presented in this richly evocative tasting room, demonstrating the immense variety of Valais grapes to suit each plate and palate.