Saillon, in the heart of the Valais

Les Bains de Saillon are located on the plain beside the charming mediaeval market town of the same name and on the right bank of the River Rhône.

The central Valais enjoys a dry and very sunny microclimate. In winter, skiing enthusiasts will find an enormous number of slopes, while summer offers numerous hiking routes full of surprises for walkers of all abilities.

Besides of being the asparagus capital of the Valais, vines are cultivated here to make wines that regularly win prizes for excellence throughout Europe. The vineyards can be visited and wines tasted; all you have to do is stroll from wine cellar to wine cellar.

Saillon boasts the oldest mediaeval fortress in Switzerland, which is celebrated every four years with a splendid festival. This also perpetuates the memory of Farinet, its counterfeiter with the heart of gold.

From Saillon, you can explore the banks of the Rhône towards Sion or Martigny, enjoying long walks or bicycle rides through the countryside.

    • Sion, capital of the Valais
    • Saint-Léonard, subterranean lake
    • Sierre, sunny town
    • St-Pierre-de-Clages, village of books
    • Martigny, Fondation Gianadda
    • Montreux, pearl of the Riviera
    • Lausanne, cosmopolitan city

Trips by post bus:

Three days of transport per week on the entire Martigny-Loèche network, from CHF 16 per day

From Tuesday to Thursday, visit Sion, its old town and scenic railway. Friday: Chamonix – Mont-Blanc

Mountain trips:

  • Sunrise at Mont-Fort (Verbier), «itinéraire des bisses»
  • Walk from Riddes-Isérables-Nendaz, the Isérables Museum,
  • Grande Dixence dam