Summer guide english

PaysduStBernard

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Contents

Welcome to the Pays du St-Bernard 2

Information Coronavirus 4

Resort maps 5

Innovations 10

PASS Saint-Bernard 11

Hikes 14

Bisses 35

Trail running destination 36

Major hikes 38

Bike 39

Swimming pools 48

Lake of Champex 49

Fishing 50

Botanical gardens 51

Nature reserves 52

Gorges of Durnand 53

Treetop canopy 54

Zip lines 55

Scooters 56

Climbing - Rap jump 57

Paragliding 58

Canyoning 59

Grand-St-Bernard Hospice 60

St-Bernard dogs 61

Culture 62

Gastronomy 64

Excursions 65

Excursions in case of rain 67

Publics transports 70

Useful contacts 71

Tourist/accommodation tax 86

Tourism offices 87


Information coronavirus

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Due to the current pandemic, the informations indicated in this guide

may be subject to change. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone

at +41(0)27 775 23 81, by e-mail at info@saint-bernard.ch or on our

website www.saint-bernard.ch which is continuously updated.

New Coronavirus: easing of measures

Open or permitted from 6 June

Gatherings of up to 30

people (from 30 May)

Events and demonstrations

with up to 300 people

Training sessions

for all sports

Classroom teaching at upper

secondary and vocational

schools and universities

Theatres and

cinemas

Zoos and botanic

gardens

Swimming pools

and spas

Mountain transport

services

Campsites

Leisure establishments

Larger groups at

restaurants

Services offered

by sex workers

Discos and

nightclubs

Borders with Germany,

Austria and France

(from 15 June)

Holiday camps

(max. 300 people)

Still prohibited

Gatherings in

public of more

than 30 people

Events and demonstrations

with more than 300 people

Sports competitions

involving close

physical contact

Still applicable

Keep your

distance

Wear a mask, if

you can’t keep

your distance

Observe

hygiene rules

Home office

if possible

As of: 27 May 2020


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Champex d’en Bas

Le Bonhomme

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Magny

Li Blanche

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Couloir de Fratsay

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C

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Fratsay

Le Devin

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Le Belvédère

D

E

Petite

Breya

Revers

L’Adray

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3

D

4 A

2

Lac de Champex

Champex

Le Devin

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Breya 1

Samberet

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F

E

Le Signal

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Manoday

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Le Daday

Breya 2

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Grands Plans

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500m

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Le Niolet

Les Tsèdes

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L’Affe

Prassurny

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Resort maps

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Resort maps

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Route du Cr

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Route de Vichères

Roc de Cornet

Pont de la Tsi

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4 5

Torrent d’Aron

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Route du St-Bernard

Ch. des Gouilles

Chemin de

Route de

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Le Creux

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Chez Petit

Le Savarin

Cornet

Ch. Cornet

Route

Chemin

Les Seyes

Chez-Petit

des Seilles

Route

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Dranse

Chez-Petit

Ch. Arberos

Rte du

du Fond

Rte du Battintey

Rte

Sommet

Ch. de

Route

du Battintey

Route de la Dranse

la Dranse

de la Genevrière

Route

Rte les Crêts

Rue de

R. du Sommet de Ville

Route du St-Bernard

R. de St-Etienne

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la Blantze

R. Fond de

Ch. des

l’Eglise

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Route de Rière-

Ch. de l’Ecole

Ville

La Loézeresse

Ruelle de Loutze

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Ch. de Loutze

Ville

d ’En Bas

Ch. du

Chemin de la Chenoz

Ch. du Crêts

Crêts

Ch.

d’En Haut

R. Château

Rue de

Lovegne

Faradze

Ch.

la Lantze taz

Route de Rière-Ville

Ch. de la Boulennaz

de la

Cible

Liddes

Ruelle de l’Imparieux

Le Clou

Forêt de la Lantse

B

C

D

Forêt des Seyes

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Planabas

Route de L’usine

Ch. de Moulin

Route de Palasuit

Ch. Epinettes

Palasuit

Crêdédin

Morion

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500m

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Forêt du Fratset

1:14000

La Dreudze

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Six du Fratset

Forêt de Morion

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Creux des Lapaces

Combe

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Cratse

Les Barmes


Creux des Lapaces

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Cratse

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Forêt de la Rare

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4 5

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Tsanlontset

Forêt des Troncs

Allèves

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Comba Massard

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For

Forêt du Milieu

La Niord

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La Cogne

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Béroua

Grand Dzô

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Le Sard

Lorette

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Forêt de la Croix

Pont de Tsarevesse

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Les Arpalles

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Riondet

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Roc de Raveire

Forêt des Rames

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Challand

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Le Château

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Bourg-St-Pierre

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4 5

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Plan du Pey


Innovations

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NEW DIARY IN ORSIERES

Thanks to the regional development project

(PDR Grand Entremont), the the new Orsières

dairy will open in mid-August !

On site, you will be able to discover the making

of cheese through interactive visits !

www.laiterie-orsieres.ch

CANYONING IN BOURG-ST-PIERRE

Enjoy canyoning in the Valsorey Gorges. A five-minute approach and

return walk, a lot of escape routes, jumps and abseils in the middle of

a natural frame : these are the assets of the Bourg-St-Pierre canyon!

Ideal for beginners as well as experienced canyoneurs.

www.esprit-liberte.ch/canyoning

LES VALETTES - CHAMPEX

In anticipation of the Aigle - Martigny Cycling World Championships, the

section Les Valettes - Champex-Lac has been officially approved as a cycling

route. More than 10 km of climbing to be covered for cycling addicts !


11 PASS Saint-Bernard

MAKE THE MOST OF

THE ACTIVITIES!

1 summer

day

summer

season

29

annual

15 139

More information on:


PASS Saint-Bernard

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Activities

The PASS Saint-Bernard includes all these activities with an unlimited access :

In summer

• Chairlift in Champex-Lac - La Breya

• Chairlift in La Fouly

• Scooters in La Fouly

• Scooters in Champex-Lac

• Treetop canopy in La Fouly

• Botanical garden Flore-Alpe in Champex-Lac

• Durnand Gorges in Les Valettes/Bovernier

• Doghouse and museum on the Great St. Bernard Pass

• Swimming pool and tennis in Champex-Lac (1 entrance per day)

• Pedal boots and stand up paddle in Champex-Lac (30 minutes per day)

• Tennis in Sembrancher

In winter

• Skiing in La Fouly

• Skiing in Champex-Lac

• Skiing in Vichères-Liddes

• Skiing in La Lorette/Bourg-St-Pierre

• Cross country skiing in La Fouly

• Cross country skiing in Champex-Lac

• Cross country skiing in Liddes

• Skating rink in Sembrancher

• Public bus from Liddes to Vichères

Year-round

• Swimming pool in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

• Artillery fort in Champex-Lac

• Public bus from Orsières to Champex-Lac, La Fouly (Ferret in

summer), Liddes and Bourg-St-Pierre (Great St.Bernard pass

in summer) except the international line Martigny-Aosta

The PASS Saint-Bernard is entitled to other benefits listed

on the website www.pass-saint-bernard.ch.


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PASS Saint-Bernard

Prices

The PASS Saint-Bernard is available in whatever option suits you best !

PASS Saint-Bernard for more than 1 year from 01.05.2020 to 30.10.2021

• For new customers only

• More than 15 activities, unlimited access to skiing and

transport, with benefits amounting tomore than CHF 600.-

PASS Saint-Bernard summer season from 01.05.2020 to 31.10.2020

• For individual spending at least 1 night in the

destination and paying tourist tax (except flat fee), on presentation

of a reservation in a professional accommodation

PASS Saint-Bernard for 1 summer day from 01.05.2020 to 31.10.2020

• On sale only by professional accommodation providers

The pass for the day is related to night and should be

consumed between the arrival and departure day.

Children born in 2015 and younger are entitled to their PASS free of

charge but must be in possession of a keycard. Children born in 2014

pay only the annual PASS. From 2013, they pay as an adult.

Points of sale

Buy our PASS Saint-Bernard in one of our tourist offices or

chairlift cash desks, at the Auberge Les Charmettes in Bourg-St-

Pierre or at the Grand-Saint-Bernard hotel in Liddes.

The summer PASS for 1 day is available at some accommodations providers.


Hikes

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Hikes

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Set off on a journey of discovery of a region filled with character by hiking some of the

550 km of signposted paths in the heart of the Pays du St-Bernard!

From themed paths for all levels of expertise to hikes taking place over several days,

everyone will enjoy both the natural and cultural wealth of these places.

Practical information and maps on pages 28 to 34.

CABANE HUT THROUGH THE «COMBE D’ORNY»

Champex-Lac - Forêt Voutaz - Combe d’Orny - Cabane d’Orny

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4h30 1468 m + 1358 m

3/3

Difficulty 1468 m - 30 m

Starting at Revers parking area, follow the path around the lake. Turn right

behind the playground towards the sentier des Trappeurs. At the place known

as Forêt Voutaz, continue through the Combe d’Orny to cross the river and

then link up with the path from La Breya and finally the Cabane d’Orny.

LE CATOGNE

Champex-Lac - Replat du Fratsay - Champex-Lac

2

6h20 1468 m + 1232 m

3/3

Difficulty 1468 m - 1232 m

Starting in the centre of the resort in a north-easterly direction up to the Replat du 700e,

followed by the Replat du Fratsay, prior to crossing several passes (not for those who

are subject to vertigo) and climb back up to the summit of the Catogne from where there

is a totally fantastic 360° panorama.

LES CHEVRETTES

Champex-Télé - Champex d’en Bas - Champex d’en Haut - Champex-Télé

3

1h30 1493 m + 190 m

1/3 Difficulty 1493 m - 190 m

Departure from the parking chairlift, follow the road down towards

the campsite «Les Rocailles». Take the road on the left before it. The

trail starts 3 turns higher on the left. It loops towards Champex d’en

Bas, Champex d’en Haut and returns to the starting point.


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CHEMIN DES TRAPPEURS

Le Revers - Forêt Voutaz - La Breya

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3/3

2h30 1474 m + 770 m

Difficulty 2194 m - 50 m

Departure from the parking «Le Revers». Follow the path round the

lake. Behind the playground, take the right path towards the «Sentier

des Trappeurs». The trail takes you around the mountain hillside

south before climbing a steep trail to the top of the «Breya».

CHARLOTTE SUR LE SENTIER DES CHAMPIGNONS

Champex-Lac - L’Affe - Le Darbellay - Somlaproz - Orsières

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2h30 1466 m + 238 m

2/3 Difficulty 900 m - 804 m

Before leaving, go to the tourism office of Champex-Lac to take the map and questions.

Throughout the trail, children are encouraged to familiarize themselves with mushrooms

and their natural environment through 11 posts placed over issues of this hike.

SENTIER DU LAC

Le Signal - L’Adray - Lac - Le Signal

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1h15 1474 m + 215 m

1/3 Difficulty 1474 m - 215 m

This pretty family path around Champex Lake and the heights above the

resort is enhanced with educational panels on the region’s fauna and

flora. At the entrance to the village, take the path which ascends into the

forest. You will link up with the Flore-Alpe botanical garden which is well

worth the visit. The path crosses the road and links up with the lake.


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LE BELVÉDÈRE

Champex-Lac - Le Devin - Le Belvédère - L’Adray - Champex-Lac

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2h00 1464 m + 487 m

2/3 Difficulty 1464 m - 487 m

Your walk starts at the place known as Le Signal and initially follows the

direction of the Sentier du Devin. The path then winds uphill to the Belvédère

Chalet. Follow the path which leads to the Catogne for 50 metres and

then take the path that descends fairly steeply on the left and leads to

Champex-Lac. To avoid this desend, return back on the same way.

LE DEVIN

Champex-Lac - Le Devin - Champex-Lac

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2h00 1464 m + 262 m

1/3 Difficulty 1464 m - 262 m

Enjoy this pleasant family walk which begins at the entrance of Champex-

Lac village. Enhanced with educational panels on the theme of the

forest and stagecoaches, the path combines sport and discovery. Just

the view over the valley and Orsières village is worth the trip.

ORNY AND TRIENT HUTS

La Breya (chairlift) - Orny

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2h00 2194 m + 704 m

2/3 Difficulty 2826 m - 72 m

La Breya (chairlift) - Orny – Trient

3h00 2194 m + 1113 m

3/3 Difficulty 3170 m - 137 m

Following an ascent up to La Breya, take the path which goes along the

hillside (not very open on the first stretch). After this, follow the moraine of

the Orny Glacier up to the hut with the same name. To reach the Cabane

de Trient, the path goes along the glacier and then winds up the last

part. Enjoy a magnificent view of Trient and the Mont Blanc range.


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FENÊTRE D’ARPETTE PAR LE PETIT RUISSEAU

Champex-Lac - Arpette - Fenêtre d’Arpette

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3h30 1493 m + 1303 m

3/3 Difficulty 2663 m - 131 m

From the bottom of the Breya chairlift, head for the Arpette Restaurant at the

foot of the valley with the same name. Cross the big meadow up to the larch

forest. Then follow the path on the right which crosses the stream and heads

for the Fenêtre d’Arpette. The last stretch of this walk can be a bit difficult for

the less experienced amongst us. The way back is via the same route.

RACCARD DU BLÉ

Saleinaz - La Deuve - Issert - Les Arlaches - Praz-de-Fort - Saleinaz

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2h30 1190 m + 552 m

2/3 Difficulty 1190 m - 552 m

The various educational boards will introduce you to chalet architecture, how bread

ovens and mills from yesteryear function. From the Reuse de la Saleinaz bridge, take

the path into the forest up to the Chalet de la Deuve. Go back down via the places

known as l’Etarpay, Plan Raveire and Le Darbellay. When you reach Issert, cross the

bridge and link up with the villages of Arlaches, Praz-de-Fort and finally Saleinaz.

SALEINAZ HUT

Saleinaz - Prise d’eau - Cabane de Saleinaz

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4h00 2693 m + 1339 m

3/3 Difficulty 1354 m - 0 m

From the Saleinaz plateau, take the path that leads to the water intake.

When you get there, turn left and follow the path towards the Saleinaz

mountain hut. Once you get past the section with chains and ladders,

the path follows the right side of the glacier until you reach the hut.


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PLANTES MEDICINALES ET CHARLOTTE LA MARMOTTE

La Fouly - L’A Neuve - Le Désert - La Fouly

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1h00 1597 m + 87 m

1/3 Difficulty 1574 m - 110 m

The Sentier des Plantes Médicinales invites walkers to get to know local

flora and its benefits and winds along a pleasant path around the A Neuve

Valley. All along the same path, smaller guests will be able to follow

Charlotte the Marmotte who will invite them to experiment, test and observe

the natural and historical wealth of the region throughout the walk.

SENTIER DES BOUQUETINS

La Fouly (chairlift) - Alpages de la Fouly,

Mont-Percé, Les Ars, La Léchère - La Fouly

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3h00 1987 m + 386 m

2/3 Difficulty 1597 m - 776 m

You have the option of starting this fun, informative walk (which presents the

life of the ibex) at the top of La Fouly chairlift. Go past La Fouly and Mont-

Percé cow huts before reaching the Sentier des Bergers which goes to Ars

below. The return trip goes via Ferret and the left bank of the Dranse.

A NEUVE HUT

La Fouly - Cabane de l’A Neuve

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3h30 1597 m + 1324 m

2/3 Difficulty 2735 m - 186 m

The start of this demanding walk is near the camp site. The path goes

along the Reuse de l’Amône up to the place known as Pierre Javelle. The

path is equipped with chains in several places. You will finally reach the A

Neuve hut where you will be confronted by a magnificent panorama.


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VAL FERRET – GRAND-ST-BERNARD

Ferret - Lacs de Fenêtres - Col du Grand-St-Bernard

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4h45 1702 m + 1339 m

2/3 Difficulty 2462 m - 579 m

From Ferret, follow the farm road to Plan-La-Chaux high mountain pasture and

turn left towards the Lacs de Fenêtre. The path continues up to the Fenêtre de

Ferret on the Swiss-Italian border, and then goes down towards the pass road.

Go uphill to the Grand-St-Bernard Hospice which is the end of the walk. You have

the option of taking the post bus back. (in the PASS Saint-Bernard included).

PETIT ET GRAND COL FERRET

La Fouly - Cretté de la Perche - Petit Col Ferret - Grand

Col Ferret - La Peule - La Léchère - La Fouly

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5h30 1618 m + 1378 m

2/3 Difficulty 1618 m - 1378 m

From La Fouly, link up with the little hamlet of Granges, and then turn right towards

the Gîte de la Léchère. Continue going uphill towards the Petit Col de Ferret. Once

you are over the border, go along the ridge on the Italian side and then go behind

the Tête de Ferret to link up with the Grand Col Ferret. The decent follows the same

path as the Tour du Mont Blanc. Take the time to enjoy a break at La Peule mountain

pasture prior to reaching your point of departure via a path along the hillside.

SENTIER DES BERGERS

La Fouly (chairlift) - Les Ars Dessus - Plan de la Chaux - Mont-

Percé - La Peule - La Léchère - La Fouly

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6h30 1987 m + 1129 m

2/3 Difficulty 1597 m - 1519 m

From the top of La Fouly chairlift, take the path on the leftt on the «Sentier des

Bouquetins» which takes you past the Ars, Plan-La-Chaux and Mont-Percé high

mountain pastures to the end of the Val Ferret. Climb in the direction of La Peule

mountain pasture where you will have an opportunity to taste local produce or

to become acquainted with cheese-making! Finally, walk along La Dotze slopes

before linking up with the Gîte de La Léchère and getting back to La Fouly.


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TOUR DE LA POINTE DE DRÔNE

Grand-St-Bernard – Col des Chevaux – Lacs Fenêtre – Grand-St-Bernard

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5h45 2465 m + 1208 m

3/3 Difficulty 2465 m - 1208 m

From the Hospice, walk 100m down the road on the Swiss side and then go left and

follow the path uphill towards the Col des Chevaux and the Col du Batillon, before

descending to the Lacs de Fenêtre. The return is via the Fenêtre de Ferret. Go

down the italian road towards the pass and finally links up with the Swiss border.

COL DU BASSET

La Fouly (chairlift) - Alpage de la Fouly - Col du Basset

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2h15 2771 m + 779 m

2/3 Difficulty 1992 m - 0 m

From the top of the Arpalle chairlift, follow the path to your left. It will

lead you to the Basset pass, which links Val Ferret to the Combe de l’A.

At the top of the pass, you can either come back the way you came or

continue towards the Combe de l’A or the Névé de la Rousse pass.

PLAN DU JEU HUT

La Fouly (chairlift) - Alpage de la Fouly - Col du Basset

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0h30 2073 m + 157 m

1/3 Difficulty 1916 m - 0 m


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Take the path to the right from the Bourg-St-Pierre car park (just

after the tunnel), on the right-hand side of the old restaurant. You’ll

cross several fields and end up at the Plan du Jeu mountain hut,

which was built in the early 90s, replacing an old sheep barn.

COMBE DE L’A

Vichères-Liddes (chairlift parking) - Les Torrents - La Tsissette

- Vouasse - Le Parron - Col du Névé de la Rousse

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4h00 1582 m + 1333 m

2/3 Difficulty 2749 m - 166 m

From the start of the Vichères-Bavon chairlift parking, go back on the earth road

leading to the «Torrent de l’A» . Following this, take the path and the road to the

Tsissette pasture. Go up towards the Col du Névé de la Rousse via the Vouasse

pasture. In autumn, listen out for bellowing deer. The descent follows the same path.

POINTE DES PLANARDS

Pied du barrage des Toules - La Letta - Les Planards - Gouille du Dragon - Pointe des Planards

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4h00 1582 m + 1333 m

2/3 Difficulty 2749 m - 166 m

From the start of the Toules Dam, take the track which ascends towards the top of

the dam wall. Follow this above the Lettaz cow hut. The path then rises to the peaks

above the Fournoutze cow hut up to the Gouille du Dragon. From here, a stretch on

the ridge leads to the top of the Planards for a magnificent view of the Combe de l’A .


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VÉLAN / VALSOREY HUTS

Bourg-St-Pierre - Chalet d’Amont - Cabane du Vélan

24 A

3h00 1655 m + 1123 m

2/3 Difficulty 2642 m - 136 m

Bourg-St-Pierre - Cabane de Valsorey - Pointe de Penne - Bourg-St-Pierre

24 B

10h00 1655 m + 2000 m

3/3 Difficulty 1655 m - 2000 m

This round trip walk wends its way through fantastic panoramas. At Bourg-St-Pierre,

take the road and then the path towards the Valsorey and Vélan huts. At the Chalet

d’Amont, the paths split. Take the right one towards the Vélan hut and the left to

the Valsorey hut. The following day, follow the panoramic path. Pass through the

Botseresses, Pointe de Penne, Challand d’en Haut back to Bourg-St-Pierre.

MILLE HUT THROUGH THE «SENTIER DES ÉPERVIERS»

Liddes - Le Clou - Erra - Cabane de Mille

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3h00 1350 m + 1184 m

2/3 Difficulty 2476 m - 58 m

From Liddes village centre, follow the Sentier des Eperviers towards

the Clou. Continue along Aron stream up to Erra and then go north to

link up with the Cabane de Mille. enjoy the viewpoint between the two

valleys while tasting local specialities offered by the guardian.


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SENTIER DES MINES

Col des Planches – Les Planches – Tête des Econduits – Chez Larze – Col des Planches

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1h30 1410 m + 248 m

1/3 Difficulty 1410 m - 248 m

The Sentier des Mines offers an opportunity to visit the biggest, bestpreserved

mine galleries in the region. Educational boards will immerse you

in the history of iron, lea, fluorine and marble mining. Follow the signs from

the Col des Planches. The loop path is easily accessible to all walkers.

CHEMIN DES BISSES

Col des Planches - Col du Tronc - Col du Lein

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1h00 1410 m + 283 m

1/3 Difficulty 1658 m - 35 m

The path begins at the Col des Planches and heads in a north-easterly

direction to the Col du Tronc and the mountain farm with the same name

and continues up to the Col du Lein. This is a regional route that links the

Col des Planches with Grimentz and is marked with green number 58.

LA CREVASSE

Levron - La Crevasse - Col des Planches

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2h10 1307 m + 500 m

1/3 Difficulty 1410 m - 397 m

From the village of Levron, head west towards the Col du Tronc. Before you

get there, take the south fork to La Crevasse. The path then goes back down

into the forest to the Col des Planches. Option of combining this hike with

the previous one by adding the Col du Lein – Levron leg (35 minutes).


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RESORT-BASED HIKES

Champex-Lac | Sentier des fougères

From the chairlift parking area, follow

the road that leads to the Val d’Arpette,

then turn left towards the swimming

pool and return along the banks of

the lake. Duration 1h15 (blue).

Champex-Lac | Sentier des Hauts-sapins

Start from the chairlift parking area and

follow the road that leads to the Val

d’Arpette. After the first big ascent, take

the path on the left which goes above

Champex-Lac and which returns along

the lakeside. Duration 1h30 (red).

Champex-Lac | Bisse du petit ruisseau

From the chairlift parking area,

follow the road that leads to the Val

d’Arpette, then turn right towards

«Relais d’Arpette». Duration

1h30 return trip (orange).

La Fouly | Chemin du Bisse

Start from the Tourist Office, cross the

resort towards the east and go behind

the embankment at the top of the Petite

Combe, then return in a southerly

direction to La Fouly mountain farm.

The path then goes along the old bisse

(waterway) to its source - La Fouly

stream – then come back down to the

embankment. Duration 1h30 (blue).

La Fouly | Chemin des Places

Start at the Tourist Office, cross the

resort in an easterly direction and turn

left before the embankment. Cross La

Fouly stream in a northerly direction.

The way back is lower down through

the same forests. Duration 1h30 (red).


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

We advise the 1:25’000 map Pays du St-Bernard for all hikes, on sale in our tourist offices.

Certain paths can be reached by chairlift :

Champex-Lac - La Breya

+41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

Daily from 08.06 to 11.10, 17-18-24-25-31.10 and 01.11

from 8am to 12.30pm and from 1.15pm to 5pm

(from 9am from 22.09), depending on the weather

Tariffs in CHF One way Return Day Season*

Adult 14.- 19.- 25.- 150.-

Young (00-04) 11.- 15.- 20.- 120.-

Child (05-13) 9.- 12.- 16.- 75.-

La Fouly - Top of charilift

+41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.lafouly.ch

Weekends from 13.06, daily from 27.06 to 30.08

as well as weekends in september:

the first 15 minutes of each hour 8am - 4.15pm.

depending on the weather

Tariffs in CHF One way Return Day Season*

Adult 8.- 10.- 15.- 150.-

Young (00-04) 7.- 9.- 13.- 120.-

Child (05-13) 6.- 8.- 11.- 75.-

* The seasonal pass is valid in La Fouly as well as in Champex-Lac.

Make sure you go with a guide or hiking monitor!

Contacts on p.78/79


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35 Bisses

CHAMPEX-LAC BISSE | SENTIER DU PETIT RUISSEAU

Nice trail accessible to all starting right after the chairlift. Enjoy the

beautiful views and do not forget to taste the famous blueberry pie at

the restaurant «Le Relais Arpette.» Count 1:30 hour roundtrip.

OLD BISSE | REPPAZ-ORSIÈRES

The old Bisse rises in the river Pont Sec below the village of

Commeire. With educational signs on the flora, fauna and history of

the Bisse, it brings the hiker above the village of Reppaz.

BISSE OF «LA TOUR» | VICHÈRES

The Bisse de la Tour, captured the water from the Torrent de l’A,

at the foot of the Tour de Bavon at 1’805 m for the bring it above

Vichères after 3.3 km. Nowadays, it is no more in operation.


Trail running destination

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Trail running destination

Verbier - Pays du St-Bernard : a shared project

For a number of years already, the Verbier/Val de Bagnes region and that of

the Pays du Saint-Bernard have been part of world-famous trail races such

as the Ultra-Trail du MontBlanc (UTMB) and the Verbier-Saint-Bernard Trail

(VSB), as well as the Trail du Vélan or the SwissPeaks Trail. In 2020, the two

tourist boards got together to mark out about 20 different itineraries to promote

this increasingly popular sport. The variety of scenery and terrain have allowed

for the creation of a whole network of very diverse trails. These were selected

by experienced trail runners with an in-depth knowledge of the sport and the

region: Jules-Henri Gabioud, winner of the Tor des Géants in 2011 and runnerup

in the PTL in 2019 and Emily Vaudan, 3rd place in the X-Alpine VSB trail.

415 km - 33’000 D+

The different routes, which cover a total distance of 415km, with an ascending

elevation of over 33,000m, allow you to discover the cultural and natural attractions of

the region such as the Louvie lake, the Combe de l’A, the Catogne, the Corbassière

glacier and the Mauvoisin dam. The degree of difficulty varies from those with less

than 500m difference in elevation, ideal for beginners, to those covering a distance of

over 20km, with up to 1,000m difference in elevation, which are perfect for experienced

runners. The trails are accessible from April to October, depending on the altitude

and degree of exposure. Detailed descriptions of each itinerary can be found on the

Verbier/Val de Bagnes and Pays du Saint-Bernard tourist office websites. A brochure

with a map is also available to assist in the planning of an outing in this extensive area.

Information

+41 (0)27 775 23 81, info@saint-bernard.ch

www.saint-bernard.ch or www.verbier.ch


Major hikes

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Tour du Saint-Bernard | 6 days

This hike will take you around the Grand-Saint-Bernard Pass, through six valleys

via the Val d’Aosta in Italy. The way back to Switzerland is through the Val Ferret.

From La Fouly, the path rejoins the Combe de l’A nature reserve. The path continues

towards the Cabane de Mille with an optional ascent of the Mont Rogneux, the

highest point on this hike (3’082 m). Topo-guide on sale at the tourism offices.

www.montourdusaintbernard.ch

Tour des Combins | 6 days

Lodged between Switzerland and Italy, the Tour des Combins offers six days of

hiking around the Combins Range (4’314 m). This is an excursion in the heart

of the Alps, crossing five valleys. The itinerary offers surroundings with many

contrasts, close to high mountains. Topo-guide on sale at the tourism offices.

www.tourdescombins.ch

Via Francigena | 7 days

The route takes you over the Grand St-Bernard Pass from St-Maurice to Aosta – the

most symbolic leg of the Via Francigena. The route follows in the tracks of Sigéric, who

in 990, when newly awarded the title of archbishop of Canterbury, returned to Rome

this way. In his diary, he mentions the list of all his stages. This description is the basis

of the Via Francigena, voted the Major Council of Europe Cultural Route. You can book

a package: tourism office of Orsières: +41 (0)27 775 23 81, info@saint-bernard.ch.

www.saint-bernard.ch

Tour du Mont-Blanc | 7 days

Discover the roof of Europe (4’807 m), across 3 countries and more

than 10 valleys. This Tour is an adventure that leads through stunning,

varied landscapes, involving effort, encounters and unforgettable

moments. Topo-guide on sale at the tourism offices.

www.montourdumontblanc.com

Chamonix-Zermatt | 8 days

The quintessential crossing of the Alpes. From the Mont-Blanc to the Matterhorn,

you will see the most beautiful peaks although the path remains resolutely in the

middle mountains. The traverse of the Mont-Collon glacier with the end at the

foot of the Matterhorn’s south face will leave you with unforgettable memories.


39 E/bike

Dreaming of an oxygen injection while enjoying magnificent

panoramas? Give the wheels of your bike a go on our mountain bike

routes. 150kms of mountain bike trails are in store for you!

Practical information and maps on pages 44 to 47.

ORSIÈRES - 38 KM

Orsières – Fornex – Commeire – Dzondénaz – La Duay – Orsières

1

4h00 907 m + 1100 m

3/3 Difficulty 907 m - 1100 m

Starting from Orsières (890m), an energetic ascent takes you through Rive-Haute

and Commeire, up to the highest point of the route at Dzondénaz (1’520m). From

here, a 10km downhill provides an opportunity to visit the traditional ovens in Reppaz,

la Rosière and Chamoille. From la Duay, the route goes onto the opposite bank to

get to Garde, Soulalex and finally go back down to Som-la-Proz and Orsières.

LIDDES - 17 KM

Liddes - Bourg-St-Pierre - La Niord - Roc de Cornet - Chandonne - Liddes

2

3h30 1311 m + 785 m

3/3 Difficulty 1311 m - 785 m

This 32km route leaves from Liddes (1’340m). It starts with a downhill towards

the Toules Dam compensation basin. From Palazuit, cross the river and you will

reach a climb towards Roc-Cornet (1’465m), and subsequently get to Vichères,

an ancestral village. After going back down to les Moulins, you will reach the

route’s final uphill to Clou. A great downhill takes you back to Liddes.


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L’ALPAGE DE LA FOULY - 11 KM

La Fouly – Le Désert - Barfay – La Seiloz – La Fouly

4

1h15 1597 m + 295 m

2/3 Difficulty 1597 m - 295 m

From La Fouly (1’590m), this route initially leads to the «Désert», before going back

up towards the alpage de la Fouly, at the place known as the «Barfay» (1’760m), the

highest point of the route. Then the route takes you to la Seiloz and back to La Fouly.

LA FOULY 192 - 7 KM

La Fouly - L´A Neuve - Le Désert - La Seiloz - La Fouly

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0h40 1597 m + 75 m

1/3 Difficulty 1597 m - 75 m

Accessible to everyone, this route heads up towards the A Neuve from La

Fouly (1’590m). Keep going through the heart of a true wilderness, until you

reach a little hamlet called La Seiloz. One more uphill and then across La

Fouly waterfall before starting the descent back down to the resort.

CHAMPEX-LAC 193 - 10 KM

Champex-Lac – L’Adray – Champex d’en Bas - Piscine – Champex-Lac

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1h00 1466 m + 152 m

2/3 Difficulty 1466 m - 152 m

The walk starts in the centre of Champex-Lac village (1’470m) and is followed

by a slight uphill on the Adray side, where you will have the benefit of a great

view of the lake. Go along the river on a path that goes down to Champexd’en-Bas.

From here, cross the bridge and go back up towards Champex-Lac

until you reach the swimming pool just before getting back to the lake.


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CHAMPEX-LAC 194

Champex-Lac – La Breya – Arpette – Champex-Lac

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1h00 2194 m + 43 m

2/3 Difficulty 1492 m - 745 m

After taking the chairlift up to La Breya (2’194m), head downhill through more mineral

scenery followed by pastures till you reach the Val d’Arpette. Don’t miss stopping for

a slice of blueberry tart at the Vallon Restaurant before returning to Champex-Lac!

CHAMPEX-LAC - LA FOULY | TOUR DU MONT-BLANC

Champex-Lac – Issert – Praz-de-Fort – La Fouly – Ferret – La Peule – Grand Col Ferret

TMB

4h00 1470 m + 2586 m

3/3 Difficulty 2528 m - 1528 m

Do a piece of the famous Tour du Mont Blanc by mountain bike! From the

picturesque village of Champex-Lac (1’470m) to the Italian border (2’537m),

the route crosses Issert, Praz-de-Fort, and La Fouly. After a break at the Alpage

de la Peule (2’070m), carry on up to the Grand Col Ferret (2’537m) on the

Italian-Swiss border. You can also do this excursion the other way round.


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VOLLEGES - COL DES PLANCHES BIKE 778 - 6 KM

Col des Planches – Chez Larze - Col des Planches

1

1h00 1411 m + 213 m

1/3 Difficulty 1411 m - 213 m

Start from the Col des Planches and head in the direction of Chemin

village to the place known as Chez Larze, before returning to the

start point. This loop goes around the Tête des Econduits.

VOLLEGES - LEVRON BIKE 779 - 12 KM

Levron – Col du Tronc – Col du Lein – Levron

2

1h30 1307 m + 493 m

2/3 Difficulty 1307 m - 493 m

The climb up through La Crevasse leads to the magnificent hundred

year old larch forests of the Col du Tronc (1,600 m) and the Col

du Lein (1,660 m), before returning to Levron village.

VOLLEGES - VENS BIKE 780 - 26 KM

Vollèges – Vens – Col des Planches – Col du Tronc – Col du Lein

– Levron – Vollèges

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2h30 843 m + 1021 m

3/3 Difficulty 843 m - 1021 m

From Vollèges, head in the direction of Sembrancher and start the tough

climb towards Vens and the Col des Planches. Continue with the gentle

ascent towards the Cols du Tronc and du Lein through magnificent forests

and meadows, before coming back down to Vollèges via Levron village.


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

To save you the drag of the uphill, you can choose to have your bike taken up

for free by the ski-lift company. Certain paths can be reached by chairlift:

Champex-Lac - La Breya

+41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

Daily from 08.06 to 11.10, 17-18.10, 24-25.10 and 31.10-01.11

from 8am to 12.30pm and from 1.15pm to 5pm (from 9am from 22.09)

(depending on the weather)

Tariffs in CHF One way Return Day Season*

Adult 14.- 19.- 25.- 150.-

Young (00-04) 11.- 15.- 20.- 120.-

Child (05-13) 9.- 12.- 16.- 75.-

La Fouly - Top of charilift

+41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.lafouly.ch

Weekends from 13.06, daily from 27.06 to 30.08

as well as weekends in september:

the first 15 minutes of each hour 8am - 4.15pm.

(depending on the weather)

Tariffs in CHF One way Return Day Season*

Adult 8.- 10.- 15.- 150.-

Young (00-04) 7.- 9.- 13.- 120.-

Child (05-13) 6.- 8.- 11.- 75.-

* The seasonal pass is valid in La Fouly as well as in Champex-Lac.

E-bike rental

Rent an e-bike at Look Sport in Champex-lac or Zanskar Sport in La Fouly.

Information: Look Sport +41(0) 27 783 38 00

Zanskar Sport +41(0) 27 783 30 00

Reservation requested

Tariffs: 1/2 day from CHF 40.-, 1 day from CHF 60.-


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45 E/bike


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47 Road bike

Find the routes with the GPS tracks to download on our website

www.saint-bernard.ch .

COL DE CHAMPEX - 10.7 KM

Bovernier - Champex-lac

1h15 626 m + 870 m

3/3 Difficulté 1497 m - 0 m

The Valais cycling signpost marking the start of the route is at the intersection

of the Route des Valettes main road and the Route de Champex, at the

heart of the municipality of Bovernier. Follow the Valais cycle signs for 10.7

kilometres along a quiet road featuring numerous bends. Once you arrive

in the village of Champex d’en Bas, continue straight ahead until you reach

the car park for the Champex-Lac ski lifts and the Col de Champex.

VAL FERRET - 16.1 KM

Orsières station – Som-la-Proz – La Fouly

1h45 901 m + 883 m

2/3 Difficulté 1784 m - 0 m

From Orsières station, turn left to cross the railway line. At the next village -

Somlaproz - continue straight ahead in the direction of La Fouly. You will go

up the valley through many villages that have kept their old-fashioned charm

such as Issert, Les Arlaches or Praz-de-Fort. The ascent continues through

Branche and Prayon to reach La Fouly, nearby the A Neuve glacial cirque, the

Tour Noir and the Dolent, the border between France, Italy and Switzerland.

COL DU GD-ST-BERNARD - 6.1 KM

Bourg-st-bernard – L’Hospitalet – Col du Gd-St-Bernard

0h45 1931 m + 537 m

2/3 Difficulté 2468 m - 0 m

Leaving from Bourg-Saint-Bernard, you avoid the heavy traffic that passes through the

tunnel to Italy. The climb is tough but steady and the alpine panorama is impressive.

In your back, the Toules dam, on your left the Mont-Vélan and in front of you several

combes appreciated as much by hikers in summer as by ski touring amateurs in

winter: the combe de Drône on your right and the combe de Barasson on your left.


Swimming pools

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Open air pool at Champex-Lac

The open air pool at Champex-Lac is heated to 27° and

has a paddling pool, a snack bar, a tennis court, beach

volleyball, ping pong tables and a petanque court.

Swimming lessons and aquagym are available for people

wishing to learn to swim or to improve their technique.

Information +41 (0)27 783 26 52, +41 (0)79 269 78 09

Tariffs

Opening hours

From 4 years old, CHF 6.-/pers., CHF 55.- /10 tickets

Outside opening hours, there is an entrance fee (CHF

20.-/hour) to play tennis, even for the PASS Saint-Bernard holders

From 06.06 : Wednesday, week-end and public holiday

Daily from 20 th June to 30 th August

From 10am to 6pm (depending on the weather)

Indoor pool at Bourg-St-Pierre

Enjoy time out in any weather at the indoor pool heated to 29°

at Bourg-St-Pierre. Aqua-gym is also available in winter.

Information +41 (0)79 234 00 48 or +41 (0)79 351 87 69

Tariffs Free for children until 6

CHF 4.-/children from 6, students and apprentices

CHF 7.-/adults

Opening hours Wednesday, saturday, sunday and holiday from 2 to 7pm

From 19.06 to 16.08 : daily from 2 to 7pm

Special opening on request from 10 pers. :

CHF 60.- for 2 hours + PASS Saint-Bernard or entries.


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Lake of Champex

The wonderful alpine lake of Champex situated at 1’470 m in front of the Combins (4’300

m) offers you various water sports like pedal boats or paddle boards.

An easy walking (1.7km) for families and children runs alongside the lake. Some

benches offer a gorgeous look at the panorama. On the south-west side of the

lake, you will find a picnic area with some tables, a playground and toilets.

Boats, pedal boats or paddle boards

Information +41 (0)78 301 01 03

Facebook : Pédalos et SUP Champex-Lac

Instagram : @supchampexlac

Tariffs

Reservation requested for the paddle

Without PASS : CHF 24.- / hour, CHF 16.- / 1/2 hour

CHF 20.-/ hour, CHF 14.-/ 1/2 hour for stand up paddle

With PASS : 30 minutes per day included

Tariffs in CHF

per Pers.

Boat

pedal boat

Boat

pedal boat

Boat Boat

Stand up

paddle

Number of pers. 1 to 2 1 to 4 1 to 3 1 to 5 1

Without PASS 8.- 4.- 5.50 3.50 14.-

With PASS Included Included Included Included Included

Opening hours June and September : Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

July and August : daily from 10am to 6pm

Depending on the weather


Fishing

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Fishing is permitted in Champex Lake. The following fishes are found here:

Brown trout, North American brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout.

Information

Opening hours

Tariffs (permits)

+41 (0)79 637 29 45, www.peche-vs.ch

From 10 th May to 27 th September, daily from 8am to 7pm.

Fishing is forbidden on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Tariffs in CHF 8-13 years old From 13 years old

Day 20.- 32.-

Week 40.- 80.-

14 days 60.- 120.-

Points of sale

Cantonal tax not included

Restaurant Le Cabanon, Magasin Champêche,

Hôtel-Restaurant Mont-Lac, Boulangerie Les Gentianes

Material hire Magasin Champêche, Rte du Lac 48

+41 (0)79 193 76 99

dromand@netplus.ch, www.champeche.ch

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

from 7.45am to noon and from 3pm to 6.30pm

and Sunday from 7.45am to noon.

Fishing is also allowed in part of the Entremont and Ferret Dranses. For further

information: www.peche-entremont.ch. Permits are on sale in our touris offices.


51 Botanical gardens

Flore-Alpe Alpine botanical garden at Champex-Lac

The Flore-Alpe botanical garden is a captivating space at 1’500

metres. Resplendent with paths that meander between the rocks,

taking us over small bridges that overlook crystal pools of water,

visitors can contemplate the magnificent and unique panorama of

Lake Champex and the snow-capped peaks of Les Combins.

Four thousand species of plants bloom on the more than 6000 square metres.

Information

Tariffs

+41 (0)27 783 12 17, www.flore-alpe.ch

Tariffs in CHF Child/Senior Adult Family

Admission 4.- 8.- 16.-

Admission and guided tour* 9.- 18.- 36.-

* Min. 5 pers.

Reduction from 15 pers.

Opening hours

Open daily from June 6 th to October 15 th from 10am to 6pm.

La Linnaea alpine botanical garden at Bourg-St-Pierre

Located at Bourg-St-Pierre, La Linnaea is an Alpine garden

and biology station which has belonged to the Geneva

Academic Society since 1915. Currently more than 300

species of plants mostly belonging to local flora are

exhibited. It celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014 !

Tariffs

Free


Nature reserves

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COMBE DE L’A

In the heart of the Combe de l’A nature reserve, discover the wonders of a

natural environment that is still intact! Well-known for its mineral diversity,

this nature reserve is also home to a fascinating ritual – bellowing deer.

CHAMPEX-LAC MARSH

Perched at 1 500 metres, the Champex-Lac marsh is a nature

reserve of national importance due to the value of its landscape and

many rare animal and plant species.

VAL D’ARPETTE RESERVE

Managed by Pro Natura, this marshland reserve consists of rare plants on the red list.


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Durnand gorges

Classified among the ten more beautiful Gorges in Europe, the

Gorges of Durnand offers a breath taking scenic sight. Footbridges

and overhanging wooden staircases looking over 14 torrent

cascades invite the walkers to live an unforgettable experience.

The Gorges is accessible to the public since 1877 by a bucolic

path which is transformed to a succession of over head climbing

wood footbridges with over look the torrent which bubbles under

the feet of the visitor. In front of the walker, the fairy-like cascades

spout to the sky. Every turn of the incredible wooden balcony

leads to a more extraordinary vision than the breath taking view

before. It is an example of the phenomena of erosion.

The way path is approximately 200 m of bumps and includes 330 steps. It takes

approximately 60 minutes to walk with the possibility to return by a pedestrian

path in the forest. Good walking shoes are advised to visit this magic fairy sight.

Information

+41 (0)27 722 20 77, www.gorgesdudurnand.ch

Tariffs Adults: CHF 9.-

Children (under 6 years old): Free

Children (6 to 15 years old): CHF 5.-

Students and AVS: CHF 8.-

Groups (from 10 adults): CHF 8.-

Opening hours Daily from 9am to 6pm from 29.05 to 31.10

Depending on the weather and possible construction works


Treetop canopy

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Be you a beginner or an experienced tree trekker, have

a blast on the treetop canopy route. Three routes with 40

stations, including 10 zip lines between the majestic larches

– thrills in complete safety at 1’600 m above sea level.

Information

Tariffs

+41(0)27 783 25 45, www.sentier-suspendu.ch

Tariffs in CHF Individual Family/Group*

Child (from 2005) 15.- 10.-

Adult (until 2003) 25.- 20.-

* Family from 3 pers. and group from 10 pers.

Opening hours From June 10th (depending on the snow) -

September - October : wednesday and weekend from 1 to 5pm

July - August : daily from 10am to 6pm

The park is only open in dry weather.

Opening on request for groups

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can provide the gloves that we disinfect but

advise the use of personal equipment. Thank you for your understanding.


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Zip lines la Breya

TeleLaFouly-ChampexLac offers you 2 zip lines at the

upper station of La Breya chairlift at 2200 metres.

With 540 and 520 metres, they are the longest

zip lines of western Switzerland !

Information +41 (0)27 783 13 44

www.champex.ch

daily from 27.06 to 30.08,

on weekends from 13 to 21.06 and from 05 to 01.11

from 9am to 4pm (depending on the weather)

Tariffs With the annual PASS Saint-Bernard : CHF 15.-

Tariffs in CHF without PASS Adult Young (00-04) Child (05-13)

Zip lines 20.- 20.- 20.-

Zip lines + cable car 34.- 31.- 29.-

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can provide the helmets

and gloves that we disinfect but advise the use of personal

equipment. Thank you for your understanding.


Scooters

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Get a ride up with the chairlift and enjoy guaranteed unforgettable thrills in whizzing

down on one of our kick bikes amid stunning natural scenery.

Booking is recommended.

Champex-Lac - La Breya

+41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

Daily from 01.07 to 11.10, 17-18.10, 24-25.10 and 31.10-01.11

from 8am to 12.30pm and from 1.15pm to 4pm (from 9am from 22.09)

(depending on the weather)

Tariffs in CHF Adult Young (00-04) Child (05-13)

1 return 20.- 17.- 13.-

La Fouly - Top of chairlift

+41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.lafouly.ch

Weekends from 13.06, daily from 27.06 to 30.08

as well as weekends in september

the first 15 minutes of each hour 8am - 4.15pm.

(depending on the weather)

Tariffs in CHF Adult Young (00-04) Child (05-13)

1 return 15.- 15.- 15.-

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can provide the helmets that we disinfect

but advise the use of personal equipment. Thank you for your understanding.


57 Climbing and rap jump

Climbing

With more than 40 climbing sites spread over 4 zones: Grand-St-Bernard, Orny/

Trient, Val d’Entremont, Val Ferret, the region offers breathtaking ascents.

In the heart of a magnificent landscape, hardy climbers will

conquer fascinating mountains while beginners can cut their

teeth on an outdoor wall devoted to learning at La Fouly.

All itineraries and sections are described in the work by Olivier

Roduit «Entremont Escalade» for sale in our tourism offices.

Guides on page 75

CHAMPEX-LAC

ORSIÈRES

LIDDES

BOURG-ST-PIERRE

LA FOULY

GD-ST-BERNARD

Rap jump

Rap jumping takes place on the Toules

Dam wall near Bourg-St-Pierre.

Wearing a hang-glider harness, abseil down facing the drop

in a horizontal position. Despite being attached to a guide

below, adjust your own speed enabling you to overcome

the height in complete safety! Guaranteed thrills!

Information No Limits Canyon, +41 27 395 45 55

www.nolimitscanyon.ch

Tariffs

CHF 140.- per person for a half-day (unlimited descents)


Paragliding

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The highest areas in the Pays du St-Bernard are the most

beautiful! Solo and tandem paragliding are available for all so get

yourself some wings and discover our beautiful region.

Professionals are available throughout the year for flights from La

Breya, Six Blanc, Bavon or other places depending on conditions.

Information +41(0)79 303 46 93

+41(0)79 777 08 75

info@ailes-du-saint-bernard.ch

Tariffs Tandem flight from CHF 170.-

Champex-Lac - La Breya

+41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

Daily from 08.06 to 11.10, 17-18.10, 24-25.10 and 31.10-01.11

from 8am to 12.30pm and from 1.15pm to 5pm (from 9am from 22.09)

(depending on the weather)

Tariffs in CHF One way Return Day Season

Adult 14.- 19.- 25.- 150.-

Young (00-04) 11.- 15.- 20.- 120.-

Child (05-13) 9.- 12.- 15.- 75.-


59 Canyoning

Three itineraries of different difficulties are possible to satisfy the greatest number of

people. The canyon is ideal for beginners as well as for experienced canyoneurs

Canyon initiation

1 hour of activity in the river (allow 2 hours for the complete activity)

Family initiation (children from 8 years old)

Zip line and 3 waterfalls : CHF 90.-

Canyon discovery

2 hours of activity in the river (allow 3 hours for the complete activity)

Zip line and 7 waterfalls : CHF 140.-

Canyon intégral

2h30 of activity in the river (allow 3h30 for the complete activity)

9 waterfalls (rappel 35m) : CHF 160.-

Zip line Le Moulin

CHF 20.-

Information

Canyoning Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 269 98 40

www.esprit-liberte.ch/canyoning

jfilliez@esprit-liberte.ch


Great St. Bernard Hospice

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A passage way frequented for millennia, between Switzerland and Italy, the pass is one

of the not-to-be-missed locations in the Pays du St-Bernard region. A treasure in the

heart of the mountain, the Grand-St-Bernard Hospice has brought peace and comfort

to travellers for centuries.

Inside the hospice, the church’s splendour comes as a big surprise. Visit the nearby

Treasure Chamber, where a number of beautiful sacred objects belonging to the Grand-

Saint-Bernard congregation are exhibited.

Hospice museum

You can also discover its famous museum with its

archaeological objects, stuffed animal, insect and

mineral collections.

The road is closed in winter and depending on the

weather opened from the begin of June until mid

October. Please inform you beforehand about the

condition of the road in our tourism offices.

Information

Hospice du Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 787 12 36

www.gsbernard.com

hospice@gsbernard.com

Opening hours Mid june to mid october, daily from 10am to 6pm

Tariffs Included with the kennel (see p. 61)


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St-Bernard dogs

Kennel on the Great St.Bernard pass

Working with the canons to rescue travellers, the St-Bernard

dogs originate from Grand-St-Bernard Hospice at an altitude

of 2500m. Strong and gently, they embody the friendship and

welcoming tradition of this emblematic location. Barry is the most

famous representative. Come and see them in the kennel!

Opening hours

Tariffs Adults CHF 10.-

Daily from July to September, from 10am to 6pm

Seniors CHF 8.-

Children CHF 6.-

Walks on the passs with a St-Bernard

The Barry Foundation gives visitors to the Great St Bernard pass the opportunity

to accompany the hospice dogs on a 1½ hour walk.

Starting times

Daily from 1 st July to 31 st August

10.30 am and 2 pm for a mountain hike walk

Reservation Fondation Barry, +41 (0)58 317 77 00,

info@fondation-barry.ch, www.fondation-barry.ch

Tariffs Adults: CHF 48.-

Children (between 8 and 17 years old): CHF 15.-

Senior citizens (from 60 years old): CHF 46.-

The visit to the hospice museum is included in the price


Culture

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ARTILLERY FORTS

Champex-Lac

The Artillery Fort at Champex-Lac constituted the central

pivot of the Grand St Bernard region’s fortifications between

1940 and 1943. Modernised and adapted in the event of a

possible nuclear war, the fort was used until 1998.

Information

Opening hours

+41 (0)27 775 23 83, www.proforteresse.ch

Temperature in the fort 14°C. Bring warm clothes

Possibility to rent the fort for special events

Daily except Monday and Tuesday

From 1 st July to 30 rd August at 2 and 4.30pm

Visit on request for groups.

Tariffs School : CHF 5.- Child : CHF 8.-

Student : CHF 10.- Adult : CHF 14.-

Family : CHF 28.-

Group : CHF 100.- (From 10 pers.: 10.-/pers.)

Commeire, Bourg-St-Pierre, Château Roc and Manoday

You can also visit other forts on the Great St.Bernard route.

Information

Opening hours

+41 (0)79 340 01 13, www.proforteresse.ch

Visit on request

VALSOREY MILL / BOURG-ST-PIERRE

Located in the vicinity of the ancient village of Bourg-St-

Pierre, Valsorey Mill is the last of the 3 mills of Bourg-

St-Pierre. It stopped its activity only in 1956.

Information

Opening hours

Tariff

Groups

+41 (0)79 607 41 06 , www.moulinduvalsorey.ch

Every Sunday in July and August from 3pm to 5pm

Free

Visit on request, from CHF 40.- (not included in the PASS)


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Culture

Churches and chapels

They are no less than 20 churches and chapels that mark the

landscape with its gothic and contemporary architectures.

Special mention to the church tower of Bourg-St-Pierre, older than 1000 years

and the one of Orsières, famous for its fresco called «Mass of St. Gregory».

Information : Parish of Orsières,+41 (0)27 783 11 44, www.paroisse-entremont.ch

Parish museum / Liddes

This museum presents the history of the parish and the municipality’s religious places.

Here, one can observe precious historic relics such as a manuscript dated 1494!

Information

free admission, daily open

Toules dam / Bourg-St-Pierre

Les Toules dam is the first domed –vault dam in Switzerland. Its construction

began in 1960 and was finished in 1964. Visit on request for groups.

Information Forces motrices du Grand-St-Bernard, +41 (0)27 782 64 10

Visit on request


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Let your taste-buds take over and discover a world of new

flavours! Well-known for its AOC Raclette, the region also offers

a rich palette of local produce and gourmet addresses

The Corbeille d’Entremont contains all the jewels in the crown of the St-Bernard

region’s local produce: AOP raclette, tomme chease, serac, bacon, ham, dried

meat, sausages, AOP rye bread, honey, Bio Alp Tea, infusions, wine and spices.

Information

Corbeille d’Entremont, www.corbeille.ch

Projet de Développement régional, www.grandentremont.ch

Restaurants list on page 76


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Excursions

Via Ferrata, Val de Bagnes

From Madzeiria to Mauvoisin (Dranse gorges). Length 880m, gradient 150m. Free

entry with suitable equipement (helmet, harness, hiking shoes). Guide recommended.

www.verbier.ch

Mont-Fort sunrise, Verbier

From the Mont-Fort, watch the sun rise majestically from behind the mountain tops…

followed by a hearty breakfast and unlimited use of all the lifts during the whole day !

www.verbier.ch

Alpine zoo, Les Marécottes

Alpine animals in their natural environment

www.zoo-alpin.ch

Verticalp Emosson

3 attractions from Le Châtelard to the Emosson dam

www.verticalp-emosson.ch


Excursions

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Western City, Martigny

Amusement park for children

www.western-city.ch

Labyrinthe aventure, Évionnaz

The largest permanent maze in the world

www.labyrinthe.ch

Happyland, Granges

Amusement park for children

www.happyland.ch

Swiss Vapeur Parc, le Bouveret

Miniature replicas of trains and Swiss heritage

www.swissvapeur.ch


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Excursions in case of rain

Indoor swimming pool, Bourg-St-Pierre page 48

Museum and hospice, Grand-St-Bernard page 60

Artillery fort, Champex-Lac page 62

Parish museum, Liddes and chapels page 63

Saillon thermal centre

www.bainsdesaillon.ch

Ovronnaz thermal centre

www.bains-ovronnaz.ch

Lavey thermal centre

www.lavey-les-bains.ch

Aquaparc, le Bouveret

Water park

www.aquaparc.ch


Excursions in case of rain

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Museum of Bagnes, Le Châble/Val de Bagnes

The museum of Bagnes hosts exhibitions while different old houses in

the valley let you discover the history and the regional heritage.

www.museedebagnes.ch

Gianadda Foundation, Martigny

Exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, Gallo-Roman and automobiles

museum

www.gianadda.ch

St-Bernard dogs museum, Martigny

Dogs and kennel history, temporary exhibition

www.museesaintbernard.ch

Abbey of St-Maurice

Treasure and archaeological excavations of the Abbey: 1500 years in 2015!

www.abbaye-stmaurice.ch

Les Celliers de Sion

On presentation opf your PASS Saint-Bernard, you will

get 50% on a wine tasting of 3 glasses.

Tickets on sale in our tourist offices : wine tasting initiation CHF 15.-

, discovery tour CHF 19.- and discovery of the senses CHF 29.- !

www.celliers.ch


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Excursions in case of rain

Fairy’s Cave, St-Maurice

500 metre of educational path in a well-lit gallery, little lake and waterfall

www.grotteauxfees.ch

Salt mines, Bex

Audiovisual presentation and guided tour

www.mines.ch

Museums of canton Valais, Sion

Valais Museums of art, history and nature

www.musees-valais.ch

Underground lake, St-Léonard

The largest navigable underground lake in Europe

www.lac-souterrain.com


Public transports

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Use your PASS Saint-Bernard for the buses from Orsières

to Champex-Lac, La Fouly (Ferret in summer), Liddes and

Bourg-St-Pierre (Great St.Bernard pass in summer) except the

international line Martigny-Aosta.

Timetable:

www.cff.ch


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EMERGENCY NUMBERS 72

ACCOMODATION 72

Hotels 72

Real estate agencies 73

Bed and Breakfast 73

Campings 74

Chalets with services 74

Group accomodations 74

Mountain huts 75

RESTAURANTS - CAFES 76

Restaurants 76

Mountain restaurants 77

Tea-room 78

Cafés / Bars 78

SERVICES 78

Bank - Exchange 78

Chalets cleaning 74

Church services 74

Game library 74

Guides 74

Hair dressers 74

Hiking guides 75

Library 75

Lifts 75

Municipal administrations 75

Police 75

Post offices 75

Public transports / Taxis 76

Recycling centres 76

Weather 76

HEALTH 76

Dentists 76

Doctors /Massages / Pharmacies 76

Physiothérapy/ostéopathy/pedicure 76

Reflexlology 76

Veterinary 77

SHOPS 77

Angling 77

Bakeries 77

Butcher’s shop 77

Caterers 77

Diairies 78

Flowers / Interior design 78

Grocery shops 78

Household eletrical 78

Kiosks 78

Laundry 78

Printing house 78

Shoe store 78

Sport 78

COMPANIES 79

Auto body 79

Building firms 79

Carpenters 79

Computing 80

Electricity 80

Garage repairs 80

House painters 80

Joiners 80

Landscape gardener 81

Tiling 80

Tinplate making 81

Woodcuters 81


Useful contacts

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police 117

Fire department 118

Rescue 144

Emergency road service 140

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels / 1 With dormitories

Alpina***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 18 92

www.alpinachampex.ch

Glacier***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 782 61 51

www.hotelglacier.ch

Splendide***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 45

www.hotel-splendide.ch

Au Vieux Champex, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

www.champex-lac.com

Le Belvédère, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 14

www.le-belvedere.ch

Hôtel-Club Sunways, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 22

www.sunways.ch

Mont-Lac, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)26 565 66 00

www.hotel-montlac.ch

1

Relais d’Arpette, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

www.arpette.ch

1

L’Edelweiss, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 26 21

www.fouly.ch

1

Auberge des Glaciers, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 71

www.aubergedesglaciers.ch

1

Hôtel du Col de Fenêtre, Ferret

+41 (0)27 783 11 88

hotelducoldefenetre@gmail.com

1

L’Union, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 38

www.chezjo.ch

1

Terminus, Orsières

+41 (0)27 552 11 00

www.terminus-orsieres.ch

Le Grand-St-Bernard, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 13 02

www.hotel-gd-st-bernard.ch

1

Auberge les Charmettes, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 50

www.les-charmettes.ch

Bivouac Napoléon, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 62

www.bivouac.ch

1

Du Crêt, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 43

www.hotel-du-cret.ch

1

Auberge de l’Hospice, Col

du Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 787 11 53

www.aubergehospice.ch

Hôtel-Pension Beau-Site, Chemin

+41 (0) 27 722 81 64

www.chemin.ch


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Useful contacts

Real estate agencies

* Rent

** Sale

*** Rent and sale

Immoalp, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)76 816 03 83

www.immoalp.ch

Du Lac, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)27 783 25 10

www.champex-location.ch

Interhome, Champex-Lac*

+41 (0)27 783 11 79

www.interhome.ch

Crettex Immobilier SA, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

info@champex-immobilier.ch

Val Ferret Location, La Fouly - Val Ferret*

+41 (0) 78 845 22 64

www.valferretlocation.ch

Armand Sarrasin, La Fouly**

+41 (0)27 783 22 54

Copt Immobilier, La Fouly**

+41 (0)79 220 39 91

Janine Mottier-Obrist, Orsières**

+41 (0)27 771 44 44

info@vipconfort.ch

Maurice Biselx, Orsières**

+41 (0)27 783 20 69

biselx@bluemail.ch

La Belle Immo Entremont, Sembrancher***

+41 (0)79 343 30 70

info@labelleimmoentremont.ch

AB Immobilier, Vollèges***

+41 (0)27 565 25 26

info@abimmobilier.ch

F&S Immobilier, Vollèges**

+41(0)27 780 11 60

Bed and Breakfasts

Marie-Claude Tornay***, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 12

mtornay@dransnet.ch

Gîte le Catogne**, La Douay

+41 (0)27 783 12 30

www.giteserge.ch

Chez Véro & Bernard**, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0) 79 300 95 00

www.chez-vero-et-bernard.com

Le Cabanon, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 72

info@le-cabanon.ch

La Grange, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 948 75 76

www.lagrangechampex.com

Ptarmigan, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 16 40

www.ptarmigan.ch

Croquenature, Les Arlaches

+41 (0)27 565 26 46

www.croquenature.ch

Bike Verbier, Etiez-Vollèges

+41(0)27 771 52 47

lucy@bikeverbier.com


Useful contacts

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Campings

Camping des Glaciers****, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 18 26

www.camping-glaciers.ch

Camping du Grand-St-Bernard**,

Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 14 11

www.campinggrand-st-bernard.ch

Les Rocailles, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 19 79

www.champex-camping.ch

Val d’Arpette, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

www.arpette.ch

Chalets with services

Montagne Alternative, Commeire

+41 (0)27 783 21 34

www.montagne-alternative.com

Dormitories-group accommodation

Gîte Bon-Abri, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 14 23

www.gite-bon-abri.com

Pension En Plein Air, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 23 50

www.pensionenpleinair.ch

Chalet du Jardin Alpin, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 17

www.flore-alpe.ch

Chalet de la Deuve, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 35 72

thetazolivier@netplus.ch

Alpage de la Peule - La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 10 41

nicolas.lapeule@gmail.com

Chalet le Dolent, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 17 66

www.dolent.ch

Gîte la Léchère, La Fouly

+41 (0)79 891 50 20

www.lalechere.ch

Grand Hôtel du Val Ferret, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 77

www.grandhotelfouly.ch

Maya-Joie, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 565 56 30

www.mayajoie.ch

Abri du Pèlerin, La Rosière

+41 (0)78 628 73 55

www.mauricetornay.ch

Gîte Accueil St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 775 23 81

www.saint-bernard.ch


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Useful contacts

Grenier de Moay, Orsières

+41 (0)79 776 08 57

www.screppaz.ch

Relais de Dranse, Liddes

+41 (0)26 321 34 34

www.relais-de-dranse.ch

Maison du village / Chandonne-Liddes

+41 (0)77 441 14 76

www.chandonne.ch

Maison St-Pierre, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 221 16 89

www.maisonstpierre.ch

Gîte les 3 Collines, Sembrancher

+41 (0)78 744 62 07

www.giteles3collines.ch

Du Vélan, from Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 13 13

www.velan.ch

Champlong, from Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 755 25 33

www.associationplanvernet.ch

La Tsissette, from Vichères-Liddes

+41 (0)79 731 32 18

www.latsissette.ch

CLOSED SUMMER 2020

Plan du Jeu, from Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 428 01 75

www.esprit-liberte.ch

Mountain huts

Orny, from Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 18 87

www.cabanedorny.ch

Trient, from Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 14 38

www.cas-diablerets.ch

Saleinaz, from Praz-de Fort

+41 (0)27 783 17 00

www.cas-neuchatel.ch

L’A Neuve, from La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 24 24

www.aneuve.ch

Mille, from Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 11 82

www.cabanedemille.ch

Du Valsorey, from Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 22

www.valsorey.ch


Useful contacts

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RESTAURANTS-CAFES

Restaurants

Champex-Lac

Au Vieux-Champex

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

Belvédère

+41 (0)27 783 11 14

Glacier

+41 (0)27 782 61 51

Le Cabanon

+41 (0)27 783 11 72

Mont-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 33 44

Ptarmigan

+41 (0)27 783 16 40

Relais d’Arpette

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

Splendide

+41 (0)27 783 11 45

Alpina (sur réservation)

+41 (0)27 783 18 92

La Fouly

Auberge des Glaciers, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 71

Café du Milieu, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 84

Edelweiss, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 26 21

Le Dolent, Prayon

+41 (0)27 783 11 76

Col de Fenêtre, Ferret

+41 (0)27 783 11 88

Le Portalet, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 565 16 13

Orsières

Le National, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 40 40

Quai de l’Ours

+41 (0)27 552 11 00

St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 783 12 08

Union

+41 (0)27 783 11 38

Catogne, La Douay

+41 (0)27 783 12 30

Chez Zeza, Somlaproz

+41 (0)27 783 15 28

Châtelet, Issert

+41 (0)27 783 11 62

Arpalle, Commeire (on request)

+ 41 (0)27 783 21 34

Liddes

Du Grand St Bernard

+41 (0)27 783 13 02

La Channe

+41 (0)27 565 70 12

Kiosque du St-Bernard

+41 (0)79 941 84 04


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Useful contacts

Bourg-St-Pierre

Bivouac Napoléon

+41 (0)27 787 11 62

Du Crêt

+41 (0)27 787 11 43

Les Charmettes

+41 (0)27 787 11 50

Chez le Canonnier

+41 (0)27 744 66 66

Grand-St-Bernard

De L’Hospice

+41 (0)27 787 11 53

Mont-Joux

+41 (0)79 134 00 81

Bovernier/Les Valettes

Buvette du Plan de l’Au, Bovernier

+41 (0)79 475 17 78

Les Gorges du Durnand, Les Valettes

+41 (0)27 722 20 77

La Fiesta, Les Valettes

+41 (0)76 576 92 94

Sembrancher

La Prairie

+41 (0)27 785 21 30

La Gare

+41 (0)27 785 11 14

L’Atelier

+41 (0)27 785 30 34

Les 3 Dranses

+41 (0)27 785 11 73

Le Transit

+41 (0)27 565 47 57

Vollèges

Restaurant du village, Le Levron

+41 (0)27 565 48 88

La Crevasse, Vens

+41 (0)79 689 29 06

Beau-Site, Chemin-Dessus

+41 (0) 27 722 81 64

Mountain restaurants

Gîte de la Léchère, Ferret

+41 (0)79 891 50 20

Alpage des Ars, Ferret

+41(0)79 446 20 16

Alpage de la Peule, Ferret

+41(0)27 783 10 41

Restaurant de la Breya, Champex-Lac

+41(0)27 783 13 45

Relais d’Arpette, Champex-Lac

+41(0)27 783 12 21

Alpage de la Tsissette, Liddes

+41(0)79 731 32 18

Alpage du Bioley, Col des Planches

+41(0)27 771 49 16

Alpage du Col des Planches

+41(0)79 586 37 97

Alpage du Tronc, Col du Tronc

+41(0)79 399 87 42

Alpage du Lein, Col du Lein

+41(0)77 535 11 43

Tea-room

Le Carillon, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 20 80


Useful contacts

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Gentiana, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 58

SERVICES

Banks-Exchange

Cafés

Taverne du Clocher, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 29

Les Mésanges, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 41

Café de Prassurny, Prassurny

+41 (0)27 783 12 72

Café de La Place, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 13 57

La Petite Auberge, Rive-Haute

+41 (0)27 783 13 60

Café des Reines, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 565 25 96

Café Helvétia, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 785 10 90

Le Central, Vollèges

+41 79 323 85 21

La Poste, Bovernier

+41 (0)77 445 55 01

Tchyko Bar, Bovernier

+41 (0)27 722 23 68

Le Bonaparte, Les Valettes

+41 (0)27 723 34 88

Bars

Broc’n Pub, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 443 89 90

Pub Mylord, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 28 77

Raiffeisen, Orsières

+41 (0)27 780 10 00

BCV, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 28

Raiffeisen, Liddes

+41 (0)27 780 10 00

ATM in Orsières, Liddes, La

Fouly and Champex-Lac

Chalets cleaning

Micro Clean, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)78 720 47 57

Church services

Paroisse catholique

+41 (0)27 783 11 44

Paroisse protestante

+41 (0)27 722 32 20

Game library

Centre scolaire de La Proz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 85

Guides

Bureau des guides, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 31 38

Bureau des guides, Verbier

+41 (0)27 775 33 70

Hairdressers

Chez Nadia, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 78


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Useful contacts

Le Bigoudi bleu, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 11

Lovey Valérie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 35 75

Mouron Gabrielle, Orsières

+41 (0)79 658 48 92

Tête en l’air, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 21 61

Tornay-Rossoz Nathalie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 13 30

Chez Irène, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 668 74 57

Atelier de coiffure, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 25 80

Chez Michèle, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 17 37

Hiking guides

Patricia Joris

+41 (0)79 664 58 33

Chantal Maudry

+41 (0)27 565 26 46

Jules-Henri Gabioud

+41 (0)79 399 69 38

Marie Berazategui

+41 (0)76 693 95 33

Boudewijn van Doorn

+41 (0)78 775 53 70

Library

Centre scolaire de La Proz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 85

Lifts

La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 25 83

Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 13 44

Vichères-Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 17 07

Municipal administrations

Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 62

www.orsieres.ch

Liddes

+41 (0)27 782 61 61

www.liddes.ch

Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 42

www.bourg-saint-pierre.ch

Police

Emergencies 117

Police municipale, Bagnes

+41 (0)27 775 35 45

Post offices

Bureau postal, Orsières

+41 (0)848 888 888

mo-fr 8:30-11:30am / 3:30-6pm

sa 10:30-noon

Agence postale, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

High season: 7/7, 8-00:30am

and 3-6:30pm

Low season: 7/7, 8:30-noon; fr and sat

8:30-noon; 3-6:30pm


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Agence postale, Liddes

+41 (0)27 775 23 82

mo 2:30-6pm

tu - fr 8:30-noon and 2:30-6pm

sa 8:30-noon

Public transports

Gare d’Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 05

Information (Rail Service)

0800 401 401

Recylcing centres

Orsières

+41 (0)79 309 44 87

Liddes

+41 (0)27 782 61 67

Taxis

Fen’yx, Orsières

+41 (0)79 773 77 40

TMR SA

+41 (0)27 721 68 40

Treboux taxi

+41 (0)79 537 43 94

Weather

Daily indicated at your tourism office

0900 162 666

HEALTH

Emergencies 144

Dentists

Dentiste de garde

0900 558 143

Dr. Thétaz Pierre-Marie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 83

Doctors

Médecin de garde

0900 144 033

Maison de la santé, Sembrancher

+41(0)27 780 15 15

Massages

Darbellay Véronique, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 12 64

Lattion Jacqueline, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 23 12

Pharmacies

Pharmacie de garde

0900 558 143

Pharmacie, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 13 13

Physiotherapy-Osteopathy-

Acupuncture-Pedicure

Wagner Dominique -

Physiothérapie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 00

Voiturier Marie-Noël - Physiotherapie

Branche d’en Bas

+41 (0)79 831 98 06


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Useful contacts

Copt Rébéca - Ostéopathie, Saleinaz

+41 (0)27 783 21 62

Richard Marie-José – Pédicure, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 82

La Combine, Commeire

+41 (0)27 565 05 80

Copt Florence - Reflexology, Orsières

+41 (0)79 707 66 65

Veterinary

Cabinet vétérinaire de la Forge, Vollèges

+41 (0)27 785 25 25

SHOPS

Angling

Champêche, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 193 76 99

Bakeries

Boulangerie-pâtisserie Jorge

Fernando, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 43

Boulangerie le Carillon, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 20 80

Boulangerie Gentiana, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 58

Butcher’s shops

Boucherie du St-Bernard SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 15

Boucherie du St-Bernard SA,

Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 14 34

BTB Boucherie-Traiteur-

Boissons SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 29

Caterers

Boucherie du St-Bernard SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 15

BTB Boucherie-Traiteur-

Boissons SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 29

L’O à la bouche, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 32 44

Le Paradis des Gourmets, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 173 73 71


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Dairies

Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 29 56

Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 15 60

Flowers

Rose Marie Fleurs, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 69

Grocery stores

Volg, Place de la Gare, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 14 48

Edelweiss Market, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

Supermarché, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 22 42

Alimentation Chez Jacotte, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 35 50

Epicerie Dorsaz, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 13 72

Household electrical-tv-hifi-videos

Darbellay TV, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 29 80

Net’audio SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 16 88

Interior design

Boutique Déco-Lac, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 384 31 88

Kiosks

Kiosque du St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 08

Edelweiss Market, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

Supermarché La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 22 42

Shop-Essence Napoléon, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 655 25 72

Laundry

Blanchisserie d’Entremont, Orsières

+41 (0)79 255 23 09

Printing house

Design & Copy, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 26 20

Shoe store

Chaussures Métroz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 27

Souvenir shop

Vachement Suisse, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 236 67 81

Sport - prêt à porter

Boutique Switcher, Orsières

+41 (0)79 518 93 10

Cristal Sport, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 40

Look Sport, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 38 00

Zanskar Sport, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 30 00

Sports - Rental

Cristal Sport, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 40

Edelweiss, Champex-Lac

+41(0)27 783 33 68


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Useful contacts

Espace ski et montagne, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 38 05

Zanskar Sport, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 30 00

COMPANIES

Auto body

Du Six-Blanc SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 16 36

Building firms

Charly Lovey SA , Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 23 53

Cincotta & Fils Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 33 23

David Sarrasin, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 37 02

Petriccioli Constructions SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 42

Sylvain Darbellay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 37 20

Yvan Martinal, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 59

Sarrasin Frères, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 33 47

Carpenters

Gaillard et Morand SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 18

Georges Gabioud & Fils SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 35 68

Maurice Joris SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 46

Robert Copt SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 27 55

Tanguy Lovey, Orsières

+41 (0)27 721 78 30


Useful contacts

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Crittin-Charpente-Construction, Liddes

+41 (0)79 664 13 72

Sarrasin Frères, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 33 47

Computing

Daniel Moret , Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 32 44

Terrettaz Informatique SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 50 50

Electricity

AL. Électricité SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 38 38

G. Moulin Electricité SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 47

Lattion et Associés Electricité

SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 12

Pierre-Michel Duay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 18 18

Garages-Repairs

Garage du Lac, Champex-Lac

+41(0)27 783 11 47

Garage Kev’Automobiles, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 30 82

Garage du Carrefour Droz SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 77

Garage du Gd-St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 50

Garage Eddy Bérard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 40 00

Garage du Vélan, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 14 75

House painters

Lovey Florian SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 58

Lattion-Michellod Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)79 362 55 79

Exquis & Luy, Liddes

+41 (0)79 446 39 33

Exquis et Lattion Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 342 49 12

Frossard Gérald, Liddes

+41 (0)79 298 59 47

Joiners

Fernand Cretton & Cie Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 14 45

Joël Gaillard SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 53 00

Gaillard & Morand SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 18

Jean-Michel Copt, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 29 31

Jonathan Sarrasin, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)79 482 51 26

Philippe Lovey, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 27 36

Pierre-André Jordan, Orsières

+41 (0)79 318 82 72

René Rausis et Fils SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 51 51

Urbain Gaillard Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 39

Maurice Joris SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 46


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Useful contacts

Jacquemettaz & Darbellay SA, Liddes

+41 (0)79 337 58 56

Joris Pierre-Alain Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 216 87 15

Nicolas Coppey, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 32 70

Landscape gardener

Denis Darbellay, Orsières

+41 (0)79 604 36 92

Tiling

Michel Murisier, La Fouly

+41 (0)79 446 20 16

Jean-Claude Duay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 18 59

Philippe Paccolat, Orsières

+41 (0)79 500 19 30

Yan Maret, Orsières

+41 (0)78 897 58 19

Régis Frossard, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 29 92

Tinplate making

Daniel Reichenbach, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 15 91

Jean-Michel Sarrasin SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 70

Rausis-Tornay SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 68

Yanick Marquis Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 898 15 63

Woodcutters

Bourgeoisie Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 53

Denis Ledermann, Orsières

+41 (0)79 355 20 06


Tourist/accommodation tax

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Anybody who is not domiciled in the municipality has to pay a tourist tax.

The tourist tax goes towards funding the tourist offices, entertainment

in the resorts and de development of information brochures.

Tourist tax for hotels, chalets and apartments

Adult per night CHF 3.60 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 1.80 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Annual once-off fee CHF 180.- per UPM in Orsières, CHF 108.- per

UPM in Liddes, CHF 54.- per adult in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Child per night (6 to 16 y.o.) CHF 1.80 in Orsières and

Liddes, CHF 0.90 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Annual once-off fee CHF 27.- per child in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Tourist tax for groups and huts

Adult per night CHF 2.40 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 1.20 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Child per night (6 to 16 y.o.) CHF 1.20 in Orsières and

Liddes, CHF 0.60 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Tourist tax for camp sites

Adult per night CHF 1.60 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.80 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Child per night CHF 0.80 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.40 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre.

As prescribed by the law, an accommodation tax must also be paid by

the landlord in the Liddes and Bourg-St-Pierre municipalities.

Int the Orsières municipality (including Champex-Lac and la Fouly), the

accommodation tax has been replaced with a tourist promotion tax.

Accommodation tax in rates hotels, chalets and apartments

Adult per night CHF 0.50

Child per night (6 to 16 y.o.) CHF 0.25

Annual once-off fee CHF 15.- per UPM in Liddes

Accommodation tax in rates for groups, huts and camp sites

Adult per night CHF 0.25

Child per night (6 to 16 y.o.) CHF 0.125

Information :

admin@saint-bernard.ch

+41 (0)27 775 23 85

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