Verbier offers many activities and attractions in summer and in winter - some are even world-famous. Sport enthusiasts as well as music fans visit this picturesque chalet-style resort. A unique atmosphere is guaranteed.
Visit the uncovered ruins of this castle, probably built in the 12th century and destroyed in 1475 after the battle of La Planta. The medieval castle is overlooking the Val des Bagnes.
In 1686 the first chapel was built in the village of Verbier, but was replaced by the present edifice in 1866. Some objects of the 17th century, such as a painting showing St. Francis and Mary Magdalene surrounding St. Bartholomew, have been preserved. There are various activities for children and teenagers, ranging from kid workshops (where the youngsters get an insight in pottery, cooking and handiwork) to pony riding, trekking and introductions to sports such as rock climbing, canyoning, fishing or bivouacking. In the Medran Parc, adventure seekers can cross the hanging bridge, step on rope ladders or try to reach the top of the climbing tower. The park is supervised by professionals from Verbier-Sport.
Chateau de Chillon (Montreux)
In a unique setting on the shores of Lake Geneva, stands one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Switzerland. Erected in the 13th century and originally a fortress, the Castle of Chillon underwent numerous transformations and modifications were occasioned by amenities and embellishments suited to the pomp and ceremony of life in the castle. Many prominent figures in history stayed there: emperors, popes and princesses.
Full-day excursion to the Olympics city. In 2 and a half hours, you reach Lausanne by bus and train. Lausanne is a truly elegant city on Lake Geneva. Its hillside setting on the lake facing the Alps is truly spectacular. Lausanne is a university city with a vibrant student population. The Swiss Hotel School is located here, as well as the International Olympic Committee headquarters, which has a fascinating Museum on the Olympics with all kinds of exhibits and a library of Olympic videos.
Verbier Festival & Academy
Music, ranging from orchestral concerts to opera and chamber music can be heard in summer. Some of the world's top classical artists perform during 17 days in July/August and delight Verbier with beautiful music.