Relive the ambitious project for the Valais’ bicentennial celebration in which thirteen iconic Valais peaks were simultaneously illuminated. Behind the scenes, seventy guides and pyrotechnical experts, as well as thirty photographers put in 18 months of work so that March 2015 would go up in an unforgettable flame of glory!
The Chalets de Champéry in watercolour by Florence Vernerey showcases and safeguards the memory of Champéry’s most beautiful chalets. Some of the buildings featured have since been demolished and others are currently threatened by the ravages of time, but all will live forever in these colourful village scenes.
Relive Champéry’s past events, local traditions, village activities, and picturesque places through this collection of antique photos and accompanying historical anecdotes.
Champéry’s past comes to life, illustrated by Bernard Cosendey, pen name Cosey, and imagined by Fabrice Clément. This striking graphic novel tells the story of a mysterious character who stayed at the glamorous Dents du Midi hotel in 1863, at the same time as the Défago Gallery was being carved out of a nearby cliff face ...
This beautiful coffee table book showcases the Val d’Illiez’s magnificent chalets and emblematic architecture. Its pages safeguard the treasures of a shared heritage written in stone and wood and passed down through the generations for everyone to enjoy.
Maurice de Bonvoisin (1849-1912), pen name Mars, was a renowned illustrator of picturesque characters and village scenes from the beginning of the 20th century. The charming sketches and witty commentary found in ‘La Vie à Champéry’ bring the olden days to life!
Available in French.
Originally written as a thesis for a history degree and published in the series ‘Les Cahiers de l'Histoire Locale’, this work is an in-depth study of the birth of tourism in the Val d’Illiez, and its development up to the days before WWII.
How did a tiny alpine village become an international comedy hotspot? This eyecatching photographic book tells the Maxi-Rires tale in 160 larger-than-life pages. A book by Olivier Burgener at Éditions Favre.
Visible from near and far, the iconic Dents du Midi massif just begs to be explored. This historic, multi-day trek is the perfect introduction to long-distance hiking. The Tour des Dents Blanches is more challenging, with starker, more exposed itineraries that leapfrog over the border between Switzerland and France in full view of the Mont Blanc massif.
This little pamphlet explores Champéry’s bygone days, from tourism to domestic life, the economy, politics, and emigration.