In the region

Who are the ‘Vouipes’ ?



The Gorges du Durnand lie in the municipality of Bovernier, whose inhabitants, roughly 800 in number, are known as the “Vouipes”, meaning “wasps” in local dialect. Legend has it that once upon a time, St Theodore’s crosier was stolen by Satan. An inhabitant of Bovernier caught the thief, forcing him to give up his loot. By way of thanks, St Theodore gave vines to the inhabitants of Bovernier. But a furious Satan sent a swarm of wasps to eat the grapes…

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Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden

Overlooking Lake Champex, the Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden covers some 6,000 m² and is home to 4,000 plant species from all over the world. Take a stroll around the garden and admire the form, colour and scent of its specimens in all their glory.

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Bagnes Museum

In Châble, Bagnes Museum offers themed exhibitions and its heritage houses, scattered among various hamlets in the municipality, allow visitors to step back in time.

Fondation Gianadda

Pierre Gianadda Foundation

World-renowned for its prestigious exhibitions (Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet) and sculpture garden (Rodin, Moore, César), a visit to the Pierre Gianadda Foundation is a must when you are in Martigny.

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Hotels and holiday homes

Would you like to spend a few days in the region ? Discover here a choice of accommodation !

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Are you a camping fan ? Find here the charming places, with all the appropriate equipment !

Camping Les Iles, Sion

Camping Les Neuvevilles, Martigny

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Partner sites

Feel like shopping or going for a walk in nature ? Our friends are there for you !

Tipi El Sancho Gondran

Municipality of Bovernier

Municipality of Bovernier

Find here all the information and news of the municipality.

Les Gorges du Durnand