Situated at the heart of the Chablais, Monthey is known for its festive character and love of culture. The castle is home to a museum, and the Crochetan Theatre’s renown goes well beyond the canton’s borders. The town’s 100-year-old Carnival is among the most famous in Western Switzerland.
Monthey is an ideal home base for outings on skis or on foot. The sports facilities here are extensive and its overall infrastructure for swimming, skating, tennis and horseback riding also enables the town to host numerous winter and summer sports events. In September 2025, Monthey will be one of the host destinations for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, welcoming the Pumptrack events on its territory.