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Built Heritage Trail - summer



With its territory of almost 21,000 hectares, which covers the entire upper part of the Val d'Hérens, Evolène is one of the largest communes in Switzerland.

As a mountain region, Evolène has managed to preserve its culture and traditions, such as the patois, the costume, the carnival and the breeding of the Hérens breed of cows.

When you look at the built environment, you can see that the commune of Evolène has a rich and varied architectural heritage, which bears witness to the life of a farming community, before tourism and hydroelectricity brought new development to the region.

Discover throughout the walk, unique building forms that adapt to the landscape and the environment, the dwelling houses, barns, barns and granaries, all different buildings, each with a particular function.


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By car
From Sion, exit the A9 motorway at Sion-Est, take the Val d'Hérens road to the village of Evolène
The journey time is 25 minutes from Sion to the Tourist Office.

By postal bus
Line 381 from Sion station. Get off at the Evolène village stop.
The journey takes about 40 minutes from Sion.

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Technical information

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1h30min


Built Heritage Trail - summer

Evolène-Région Tourisme

Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.11156831715084, 7.498396933078767