Valais from your home
It has been proven: Valais is addictive. To get the fix you need during isolation, we suggest a virtual experience of Valais. Photos, videos, articles, stories, recipes, panoramic views: you can live Valais from the comfort of your home. We look forward to welcoming you again soon; in the meantime, take care!
Google street view
Panoramas on Google Street View
Digital technology also allows us to travel remotely. On Google Street View, for example, you can enjoy some of the finest panoramic views in Valais: the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Matterhorn, the Rhône valley, the rock pyramids of Euseigne, the 360° view from the summit of the Pierre Avoi, the Great St Bernard Pass and its hospice, and the unmistakable peaks of the Dents du Midi.
Looking for the Blacknose sheep
A little Valais Blacknose sheep, typical of the region, is hidden in each of these Valais landscapes. Some of them will jump out at you; for others, you will have to look rather more carefully to make out their soft fleece in the picture. Can you find them all? Have fun searching!
Around Valais in 80 pages
With fascinating articles, images that transport you to the heart of the Alps, and touching encounters with local figures, the Valais magazine is your opportunity to discover the region from all angles. Take a look online or subscribe to receive it in your letter box twice a year.
Stories to inspire you
With good music in your ears, you are ready to discover colourful stories about Valais. From the hospice at the Great St Bernard Pass to the cuisine of top chef Bert De Rycker, and from the alpine pastures at Mille to the “music village” of Ernen, our stories will take you to the most beautiful spots in Valais.
How about taking advantage of the time you’ll be spending at home by trying out new recipes and preparing some tasty dishes from Valais? A Raclette always boosts spirits, as all Valais fans know – but have you also tried asparagus tart, apricot risotto or Johannisberg wine cake? Find these recipes and plenty of others that showcase local products on our recipe page.
Escape to Valais
Test your wits with our new online escape game! You’re in an authentic Valais chalet and you have to search in every corner to find puzzles and clues in order to escape. Follow the tips of Professor Matt Erhorn, which will help you in your quest. Then get your brain cells working and use your knowledge of Valais to solve the various puzzles that will lead you to Farinet’s treasure – and the chance to win fabulous prizes!
The Barryland St Bernard dogs live
What could be cuter than following the antics of the dogs of the Fondation Barry in Martigny? Thanks to a variety of cameras installed in the kennels, you can watch the St Bernards play, eat and sleep. The puppies especially are incredibly cute, and like their parents are sure to enchant you in front of your screen.
Archive photos and videos at the click of a mouse
And if you are missing museums, you can find lots of photos, videos and archive documents about Valais at the website Notrehistoire.ch (which translates as “Our history”). Discover scenes from life in former days, landscapes of Valais, interesting articles and touching portraits.
The archives of the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) also offer the chance to view all kinds of reports and features on Valais, including sports, heritage, portraits and culture.