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.