One of the most popular stops on the Chamonix-Martigny railway is Chatelard, the access point to go up and see the Emosson Dam.
Nearby Verbier is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. 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.
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.
Price: 17 Chf per person
Opening times: 10 am to 6 pm every day March 16 to November 3, 2019
Location 10 km from Martigny (in the Lausanne direction), 3 km from St. Maurice:
Switzerland biggest theme park. Free parking.
Walks around Dorénaz
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.
For more information, check their website.