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!

Looking for the Blacknose sheep, Valais, Switzerland

Valais festivals from your living room

Stay connected with the Verbier Festival thanks to “VF at Home”, a selection of performances and encounters with some of the world’s finest classical musicians. See videos from medici.tv’s collection, watch Quarantine Concerts live, view fascinating reports and check out IDAGIO playlists.

The PALP festival invites you to enter a mashup contest! Download 55 typical sounds from the village of Bruson – from cowbells and chapel bells to goats bleating – and create your own composition for the chance to win fantastic prizes. The competition is open to everyone from pro DJs to amateurs and music fans who have yet to make their first mix. Good luck!

Verbier Festival, summer event, Valais

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.

St Bernard dogs, Valais, Switzerland

Valais on video, as if you were here

Enjoy once again our classic video on addiction to Valais on our YouTube channel, where you can also find a lot of other compelling content – such as dream ski runs that promise a blast of fresh mountain air or recipes featuring local produce to try at home.

 

Valais musicians in your living room

Choose one of the playlists devised by Culture Valais to find Valais artists whose tracks are sure to lift your spirits. Rock, pop, folk, French chanson, soul – you’ll find plenty to suit all tastes.

 

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.

 

Delicious recipes

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.

 

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.

 

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!

Alpine bar in the Turtmanntal region. Valais. Switzerland