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.
Fortress of Cindey and du Scex
The fortification of Cindey and Scex is situated at a strategic point of an alpine transversal of European importance. In short: 500 years of evolution of the fortification concentrated in one spot. Within their subterranean parts, the installations of the historical fortress of St-Maurice will transport you to the former highlight of the Swiss fortress between 1911 and 1995 and allow you to discover the life of its garrisons.