Crans-Montana is a destination that is overflowing with history and Valais popular traditions which visitors can find out about at the Grand-Lens Museum as well as at the Colombire alp ecomuseum, which will plunge you into the world of our ancestors, allowing you to explore an exact reconstruction of the place they lived, their furniture and their tools ! The guided visit of the ‘mayens’ mountain chalets will help you understand life in times gone by, and the seasonal transhumance between the villages, the ‘mayens’, and the high alpine pastures.
If you are looking for a change of scenery, authenticity and discoveries, the Château de Vaas, Maison des Cornalins, provides an opportunity to visit a most beautiful historical building in the heart of a typical hamlet, in the grandiose setting of exceptional vineyards !
As culture can be admired, savoured and shared here in all its forms, a museum of model trains dedicated to the whole family traces the history of 150 years of Swiss railways, thanks to its historical collection.
Finally, revisit the history of Crans-Montana via different walks, which enable you to find the 12 letters that make up the name of the destination, accompanied by video portraits of local celebrities, installed for the 125th anniversary of Crans-Montana. An opportunity to explore the main highlights that make the destination so attractive, and to learn more about this historical destination.