Switzerland - Valais (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Valais chapter from Lonely Planet’s Switzerland guidebook.

Valais is a natural beauty. Her tale is of rags to riches, of changing seasons and celebrities, of an outdoors so fantas­tic it’s always fashionable. Wedged in a remote corner of southern Switzerland, this is where farmers were so poor they didn’t have two francs to rub together a century ago and where luminaries flock today to sip champagne cocktails in posh Verbier nightclubs.

  • feast on a traditional autumnal banquet and Pinot noir in gourmet Sion
  • maps
  • take Europe’s highest-altitude cable car, all the while never taking your eyes off the bewitching Matterhorn
  • transport
  • melt over views of 4000m peaks soaring above the never-ending Aletsch Glacier
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Lower Valais, Martigny & around, Verbier, Sion & around, Sierre, Salgesch, Crans-Montana, Val d’Anniviers, Upper Valais, Leukerbad, Visp, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Brig, Aletsch Glacier.

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