The alpine zoo of Les Marécottes – VS

The Zoo in Les Marécottes is just next to the swimming pool (see dedicated post), so you can combine both visits on the same day. It’s an animal park where you can discover most types of alpine fauna such as wolves, black bears, lynxes, marmots, deer, chamois, wild boars and more. You can buy food […]

Swimming in Les Marécottes – VS

The alpine swimming pool of Les Marécottes nestled in the rocks at 1,100 meters is in complete harmony with the natural environment. There is a small children’s swimming area in the pool, but then it becomes deep very quickly, making it perfect to jump from the rocks. It’s really not a conventional swimming pool; you […]

A steep hike to discover the Mysterious Gorges – VS

The “Mysterious Gorges of Tête-Noire” in Trient Valley are a natural phenomenon of enormous beauty. To reach this place you need to take the path leading down into the forest for about 30m. It’s a very steep path made up of stone steps and wood ladders. Then you cross the 120m walkway perched in the […]

Snowshoeing in Les Marécottes – VS

Snowshoeing in Les Marécottes was a great discovery this past winter. I knew it for its zoo and natural swimming pools, but not as a ski domain. We took the cable car up to La Creusaz and walked down to the village. We were lucky as it was sunny and the fresh snow was abundant. […]