Our region lies at the juncture between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Vaud and the French Haute Savoie, where the majestic Dents du Midi mountains stand guard over Lake Geneva. Welcome to the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil recreational area with its 12 charming villages and communities.
The mountain resorts of Champéry, Val-d'Illiez / Les Crosets / Champoussin, Morgins, and Torgon, in conjunction with French resorts across the border, form the world-renowned Portes du Soleil recreational area. In summer, the Portes du Soleil is a paradise for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. Winter sports lovers can choose from an abundance of ski and snowboard slopes, snowshoe trails, cross-country skiing tracks and winter walks.
The region is known for its international events (FOJE, MTB World Cup...) and offers unparalleled diversity within a radius of 35 km, with events and activities that appeal to children and adults alike. Amusement parks, educational walking trails and animal parks cater to the young and the young at heart while others enjoy the countless historical, cultural and natural sites. Saint-Maurice is known for its history and culture, Monthey is the place for an evening out at the theatre or for shopping and Le Bouveret and St-Gingolph are ideal for lakeside and water sports, cruises and mouth-watering fish dishes served up fresh from the lake. At the Val-d’Illiez or Lavey-les-Bains thermal baths, guests in need of rest and relaxation will enjoy the therapeutic effects of warm, thermal waters in a spectacular natural setting.