Welcome in the holiday region of Sierre-Anniviers!
One destination, two worlds.
Sierre, Salgesch and their surroundings, together with the 5 village resorts of the Val d’Anniviers (Chandolin, St-Luc, Grimentz, Zinal and Vercorin), in Central Valais, offer you attractions as colourful as the varied landscapes : the Rhône plain surrounded by towering peaks, nature reserves, authentic villages, and gastronomic and oenological delights, as well as snow sports, hiking and high adrenalin thrills… In summer and winter, it is the source of authenticity.
Houses and grain stores burnt black by centuries of sunshine, glacier wine matured in high altitude cellars, cow fights on the mountain pastures, and, to the sound of the local pipes and drums, the procession of the cows up and down from the mountain... here, the ancient traditions are still very much alive. Sierre and the Val d’Anniviers are steeped in a strong cultural and architectural heritage. The naissance of tourism in the 19th century has left historic traces in each village : the Hotel Weisshorn, perched at 2337 m, built in 1882, the Grand Hotel Bella-Tola & St-Luc ****, built in 1859, the Hotel du Besso *** in Zinal (1893) and numerous characterful establishments, which will transport you back in time.
A stay in any region is never complete if one hasn’t sampled the local flavours and culinary know how... Wine, dried meat and other dry products, traditional rye bread, jams, and liqueurs are just some of the valaisan mountain flavours that you can taste in all our restaurants. For an evening visit to the source of our authentic flavours, the Restaurant et Oenothèque du Château de Villa in Sierre is the ideal place. The oenothèque offers more than 110 valaisan wineries, with a choice of over 600 labels. The restaurant is the top spot for tasting valaisan raclette and other
flavours of our region.