Switzerland - Sightseeing and More

 
 

One of the most popular stops on the Chamonix-Martigny railway is Chatelard, access point to go up to see the Emosson Dam.

Nearby Verbier is popular with outdoor enthousiasts. And who hasn't heard of the Montreux Jazz festival? Even when the festival isn't on its worth going to Montreux to visit the Château de Chillon.

Sightseeing in Switerzland

Martigny

The Swiss town of Martigny by the Rhone river is well worth a visit. It is magnificiently placed in an open Valley surrounded by terraced vineyards.

To get there from Chamonix either take the train, the panoramic Mount Blanc Express or go by car over the Col des Montets and the Col de La Forclaz.

One of Martigny's major attractions is the Pierre Gianadda Foundation.

Labyrinthe of Adventures

An amazing maze full of hidden suprises, obstacles and challenges.

Opening times:

Everyday from 9:30am to 7pm (10am to 5pm in October)

Location (0km from Martigny (in the Lausanne direction) 3km from St. Maurice):

CH-1902, Evionnaz 1
+41 27 767 14 14

HappyLand

Switzerland biggest theme park. Free parking.

Opening times:

10am to 6pm
From the last Saturday in March to 1st November.

Prices:

Adult (15) - 25 CHF
Child (4) - 22 CHF

Location:

Between Sion and Sierre
+ 41 27 458 34 25

Walks around Dorénaz

If the weather's not so good in Chamonix, Dorénaz offers some nice walks.
Although this is just over the boarder in Switzerland, about 55 minutes by car from Chamonix, the weather can be very different.

Les Bains de Saillon

For those bad weather days, or just to relax, visit the thermal baths of Saillon. 4 thermal pools, fitness areas, beauty salons, saunas, jacuzzi's and more.

The thermal baths complex is situated only 45mins from Chamonix towards the town of Sion, Switzerland.