Mâche, the most authentic

A hamlet out of time, off the beaten track, which would deserve its place in the selection of the most beautiful villages in Valais.

It is said that it is the oldest village in the Val d’Hérens. It is also said that it is the favorite hamlet of the late Jean-Pierre Pernault. In 2018, The TV channel TF1 brought its cameras between its jewels of wood and stone.

Located at 1310 m of altitude on the road leading to the Grande Dixence dam, we often cross it without paying too much attention to it, unfortunately. It is however classified as a hamlet of national importance because of its exceptional built heritage. The village seduces by its preserved character with a harmonious set of traditional chalets and can be visited freely thanks to the didactic brochure available at the entrance of the village. If you are a heritage lover, follow the educational trail and observe the infinite little details that give the village its historical character.

One more info = From Mâche, a nice path leads you to Riod, a balcony hamlet where time seems to have stopped.

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