Visitors to the Valais are often surprised by the number of cultural highlights. The cultural wealth is on display in the many museums, exhibits and galleries. Visitors of will be thrilled by the many diverse exhibitions focusing on nature, traditions, historic lifestyles or contemporary art works – an inspiring and thought-provoking experience, and ideal for an outing on rare occasions when the weather disappoints.
Fondation Rainer Maria Rilke
Housed in the Maison Pancrace de Courten (1769), the Rainer Maria Rilke Foundation honours the memory of the great European poet from Prague, who lived at the Château de Muzot, in Veyras, from 1921 to 1926. The house contains a permanent exhibition, a library containing around 7,000 items, and archives.
On request, tours “In the steps of Rilke”, with a full programme in honour of the poet are organised.