The Val d’Hérens extends from the Rhône Valley near Sion to the foot of a string of snow-capped peaks including the Dent Blanche, Dent d’Hérens, Mont Collon and Mont Blanc de Cheilon. Ancient villages of typical Valais houses perch on the steep slopes.
Mountain-lovers, hikers, adventure enthusiasts and all who enjoy traditions and conviviality are in their element here. The village of Nax occupies a high, sunny balcony at an altitude of 1,286 m in the heart of Valais and enjoys majestic panoramic views. From here, visitors can explore the Val d’Hérens and its many sights, and get to know this land of ancient barns, living traditions, Raclette cheese and Fendant wine. The people of Evolène are particularly proud of their traditions: local women still wear traditional costume to church on Sunday. The region extends all the way to the mountains on the Italian border, framed by sparkling summits that culminate in the region’s highest point, the Dent Blanche (4,357m). The idyllic setting – pristine glaciers, the river Borgne flowing through the valley, the majestic summits – makes for an unforgettable holiday backdrop. Photography enthusiasts are in heaven
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