Welcome to the heart of the Valais Alps!
Martigny is a city of art and culture. It enjoys a meridional climate and is home to many cultural events over the course of the year, like Agrovina, 5 Continents Festival, Jazzy Thursdays, FIFO Folklore Festival, the great August 1st Fireworks, the Foire du Valais and the spectacular cow fights in the city’s amphitheatre. The Fondation Pierre Gianadda is an exceptional museum that showcases major art exhibitions, an Automobile Museum, a Gallo-Roman Museum and a sculpture park. The Barryland Museum will introduce travellers to the legendary Saint-Bernard dogs in a natural and preserved environment.
Surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, like the famous Valais apricots or William pears, the art of living is experienced in Martigny in the shade of century-old plane trees, while tasting local delicacies like the Valais Plate or the Bagnes Raclette. Don’t miss out on the precious nectars from the nearby vineyards and the famous Morand Distillery !
You love sports? You’re in luck! Hikes and trails, windsurfing or countless ski slopes, Martigny is a big playground. Riders are able to choose from 9 different courses. Discover the Rhône valley on a flat course or head for the mountains in the footsteps of all time-greats Alberto Contador or Chris Froom to the legendary Forclaz pass, the Emosson dam, the Saint-Bernard pass or the Verbier climb. Located between Zermatt and lake Léman, Martigny is only a one-hour drive from Chamonix and Aosta.