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Valais in Switzerland is the third largest district of the country that occupies the valley of the Alpine range. Along the banks of River Rhône, Valais is the canton covered by glaciers with the driest climate and lowest annual rainfall and brightest sunshine.
Neighboring Lake Geneva is the serene contrast with the mountainous backdrop.

Valais land is artificially irrigated since the Middle age period by its dwellers. It is also referred as the bisses in French and Suonen in Swiss-German sometimes. Its boundaries cover some of the tallest and highest altitude dams of the world. The city designed with traditional Valaisian-style darkwood chalets, inclusive of windowboxes made of geraniums and farm tools. Serving up the local speciality raclette, the uniqueness of Valais is often tagged as "Chalet Valaisanne" or "Walliser Stube". Valais, Switzerland is also famous for its innumerable vineyards and finest wine producers.

Once a favorite Roman retreats, Valais, Switzerland population can be mainly categorized as Christians. The neighboring canton Vaud is also a favorite of Swiss and foreign tourists. The wilderness of the mountains and vast terrains are enchanting to the viewers. Since 1815, Valais, Switzerland was under French governorship, and later it became a part of the Swiss Confederation.


Some of the major attractions of Valais, Switzerland :
  • The panoramic vista of Mountains Zermatt, Verbier and Crans-Montana
  • Deep rural side valleys on either side of the highway
  • Capital Sion
  • Haut-Léman, the northernmost corners of the region
  • The Aletsch Glacier, longest in Europe
  • The cozy and comforting thermal springs
  • Railway tracks that climb all the 47 summits with altitudes of 4,000 metres
  • Ice caverns, delicious specialty wines, etc.
Valais, Switzerland is also avails the pleasures of hiking, cycling, climbing, excursions, mule trekking and river rafting over a spectacular backdrop.

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