L'Abbaye de St-Maurice

The visitor trail is based on light and imagery, the symbols of knowledge and faith. It tells an extraordinary story: that of a miraculously preserved, living religious community that bears sole witness to a spiritual and cultural activity that is not found anywhere else in the western Christian world.

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 St-Maurice

Saint-Maurice is a town of unique attractions, including an abbey, castle, fortress and fairies' grotto. Visitors can also take a virtual tour at the tourist office.

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 Fondation Pierre Gianadda

The fantastic Gianadda Foundation in Martigny houses temporary and permanent exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and cars.

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Bains de Lavey

Enjoy the amazing benefits of Switzerland's hottest thermal baths. There are two outdoor baths and an indoor bath, open all year round at a temperature of between 32°C and 36°C (which to 28°C in one of the baths in summer).

At night, the illuminated baths look simply magical.

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Les mines de sel de Bex

The mines and the Saline de Bex - Several miles of this huge underground labyrinth are currently open to visitors. The tours, either on a mine train or by foot, take you round some of the most spectacular and iconic examples of the mining techniques used since the first gallery was dug in 1684.

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Le château de Chillon

Chillon Castle® is an architectural jewel nestled between Lake Geneva and the mountains - the most beautiful setting imaginable.

Built at the turn of the second millennium, the castle has always captured the imagination of writers and artists such as Rousseau, Hugo, Delacroix and Courbet. And there's no doubt that you too will fall under its spell!

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Aquaparc, le Bouveret

Aquaparc is the place for fun, exhilaration and even relaxation, all year round. The water and air are heated to 29°, with all attractions open in both summer and winter - whether it's raining, snowing or blowing a gale, the water park will be open.

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 Swiss Vapeur Parc, Le Bouveret

Take a step back into your childhood for a hugely enjoyable day at the Swiss Vapeur Parc, where you can welcome back your childish innocence and let your imagination run wild.

Travel on the adorable toy train and see all the wonderful working replicas in an attraction that is bursting with typically Swiss uniqueness.

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Glacier 3000, les Diablerets - Gstaad

This unique ski area in the Bernese Oberland has a ski season that lasts from October right through to early May. The area has no fewer than 24 peaks above 4,000m, with the Botta 3000 and Refuge l’Espace restaurants offering spectacular views that can be enjoyed from both inside and out. The Combe d'Audon is one the longest and most testing runs you could wish for, and visitors can enjoy a variety of activities on the glacier including winter hiking, cross-country skiing, a snowpark, a watchtower and dog-sledding. It also has the world's highest bobsleigh track - the Alpine Coaster (open from April to September).

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Labyrinthe Aventure, Evionnaz

This 25,000 m2 leisure park includes an enormous maze that's accessible to all. With more than 50 games for young and old alike, a 30m-high toboggan run, a climbing wall and trampolines, not to mention a raft of other surprises, there's plenty to enjoy throughout the year.

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Le château d'Aigle

Situated between the Alps and Lake Geneva, Aigle Castle has, since the end of the 12th century, sat proudly atop a renowned vineyard. The former residence of the Knights of Aigle, the Compey-Thorens nobles and the Bernese Governors is open to all visitors, who can also tour the Vine and Wine Museum housed inside the castle.

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Le Musée Olympique de Lausanne

Take this opportunity to delve into the history and heritage, the dreams and values, and the challenges that have made the Olympic movement what it is today.

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 Montreux Jazz Festival

The famous Montreux Jazz Festival needs no introduction - Hôtellerie Franciscaine is just 33 km (20 miles) from Montreux.

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La Via francigena

This road, which originates in Canterbury, is almost 1,700 km (1,050 miles) long. After the Channel crossing, the Via Francigena passes through Arras, Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne, Bar-sur-Aube, Langres, Besançon and Pontarlier, and then into Switzerland, running through Laussane and Saint-Maurice, before climbing the Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard. It then moves into Italy, where it connects Aosta, Ivrea, Vercelli, Pavia, Fidenza, Lucca, Poggibonsi, Siena, Bolsena and Viterbo on the way to Rome. It then runs along the ancient Via Cassia to St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, before passing the Monte Mario and finally reaching the Via Triumphalis.

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