Valais. An experience without limits.

Basking in the heart of the Alps in southern Switzerland, nestling between Italy and France, Valais shares the “dolce vita„ lifestyle and southerly climate of its neighbours. It is a land of contrasts: from flourishing plains to majestic mountains, Valais is a paradise for those that live, work or study here. A place where others spend their holidays.

Valais for the intrepid

With 45 peaks over 4000 m high, 8000 km of hiking trails, mountain biking tracks, spectacular mountain views, and bike rides on legendary routes, Valais is the ideal playground for enhancing your sporting performance or simply making the most of the exceptional natural environment.

Valais for gourmets

Raclette, dried meats, emblematic wines... there are so many specialities that make Valais an exceptional gourmet destination. With 8 AOP/IGP products, 72 restaurants appearing in the Gault&Millau restaurant guide and 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, Valais is a heaven for foodies and gourmets.

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Peace and quiet in Valais

With its vast natural parks, historical bisses, mountain lakes and thermal baths, Valais offers precious moments of calm to focus on inspiration and relaxation. Valais is a true paradise for nature-lovers.

Living in Valais

Known particularly as a tourist attraction, Valais is also a great place to live. With its strong economy, cutting-edge businesses and flourishing educational institutions, Valais offers a wide range of opportunities for those wanting to study, work or invest here. There is an attractive quality of life here in the heart of the mountains.

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Valais and innovation

Strong on its reputation for its universities of applied sciences and the EPFL, Valais puts the emphasis on research and innovation. The canton advocates excellence and dynamism, with its trademark know-how recognised in the fields of information and communication technology, energy and life sciences.