Le Grand-Lens Museum(Association Les Amis du Patrimoine de Lens)
Rue principale 9
1978 Lens
+41 79 680 38 18 -



Four floors with a lot of information and objects illustrating life in past times....
Permanent exhibitions :
- Ramuz, Muret and their work in Lens
- A noble family and portraits of their ancestors
- Lens over the years
- Craftspeople


Adults: CHF 5.00
Seniors / children: CHF 3.00

Opening times

From 21 June to 13 October 2024, Friday to Sunday afternoons afternoon from 15h00 to 18h00


Swiss Model Train Museum(Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures)
Route de Clovelli 7
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 565 47 47 -



Historic collection representing 150 years of Swiss railways (over 1,300HO scale models).

Created in 2006 by model train enthusiasts, this foundation aims to showcase and conserve these unique model railway items.

The museum presents a retrospective of 150 years of railway history. With a collection comprised of 1,300 model trains, including 300 locomotives, 600 passenger carriages and 400 freight wagons. Several of the models also feature the surrounding countryside, bridges and stations.

Historic collection representing 150 years of Swiss railways (over 1,300HO scale models).
Toy train history: the Golden Age from 1895 to 1935, I and 0 scale toys.
Various models exhibited, Large American models Colorado).
History of North American trains. Swiss train film running all the time.
Gift shop.


Adult: CHF 12.00
Child: CHF 6.00

Cash payment only.

Opening times

Open all year round, Monday - Sunday
Morning: 10:00 - 13:00 (last admission 12:00)
Afternoon: 15:00 - 19:00 (last admission 18:00)

Duration of the visit: about 1h30


Casino of Crans-Montana(Casino de Crans-Montana)
Alle Katherine Mansfield 1
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 485 90 40 -



A world of emotions and games at the Crans-Montana Casino

The ideal place to spend moments full of emotion!

Games tables
2 English Roulette,
3 Black Jack Tables,
1 Ultimate Texas Hold'em

135 slot machines

Restaurant and Lounge Bar
Excellent à la carte choice in the casino restaurant.
Lounge Bar with a wide range of cocktails.

Access to the whole premises (games area, lounge bar, and restaurant) is only for adults who are permitteed admission, holding valid official ID or passport.

Free parking for our guest in the Casino's parking

Opening times


  • From Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 am
  • Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 am

Games tables

  • From Sunday to Thursday from 6:45 pm to 03:30 am
  • Friday and Saturday from 7:45 pm to 04:30 am


Art Gallery Crans-Montana(Art Crans-Montana)
Rue Thodore Stphani 3
3963 Crans-Montana



Art Crans-Montana offers you internationally renowned artists.


Each artist shares his or her vision of the world with you. The paintings radiate a singular beauty, poetry and often sparkle with humour.


TEIXIDO exhibition

With his vivid colours, meticulously spread out, with the appearance of a geometrical prism capturing the entire light spectrum, he knows how to seduce the viewer by offering him his own poetic vision of the world.


Exhibition JERLEF 

Working most often with acrylic on aluminium, Jerlef produces some works on canvas. Picasso used to say: "a painting lives only through the one who looks at it". In his animal portraits, Jerlef wanted to change this by making sure that it is the painting that makes you live through his eyes.


MONNIN, known as Grangil was born in Montbéliard in 1968. 

A fan of a very luminous painting, he offers us a work where his palette is full of reds marrying ‡ golden yellows with excellence.



Marcel the Cat, star of the Croisette, has settled in Crans-Montana.



Russian painter from a family of artists, he studied at the Academy of Minsk (Belarus) and was inspired by the tradition of popular icon art.



Her works are characterised by the presence of small characters that move happily, in a myriad of soap bubbles, umbrellas, hot air balloons.


Exhibition Dominique Hoffer

Dominique Hoffer was born in Geneva in 1951. During her teenage years, two passions gradually forged her character: aviation and painting. Both were synonymous with freedom and an irrepressible need to escape. Initially, the young woman devoted herself body and soul to obtaining her professional pilot's licence. She fulfilled her dream by working for Swiss and South African airlines. However, in 1988 the time came for her to devote herself to her second passion, painting. Dominique Hoffer abandoned her cockpits in favour of easels, swapping her control handle for her paintbrush.

Dominique Hoffer's oil paintings allow her to explore a form of expression that features an unbridled imagination, underpinned by absolute realism. Her work tends to draw inspiration from the conceptual world of the Surrealists and the aesthetics of naive art. A sense of strangeness, characteristic of these two currents, emanates from his work. Packed with eccentricities, curiosities and anomalies, Dominique Hoffer's canvases represent the artist's dreams. This hijacked version of reality transports us to the heart of a universe where the improbable becomes reality, where the implausible takes shape. When you admire a painting by Dominique Hoffer, there's never a dull moment. The viewer is continually caught up in the multitude of details that make up his or her work.


Art Gallery Crans-Montana

Monday - Tuesday: closed
Wednesday - Thursday: 15:00 - 18:30
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 18:30
Sunday: 15:00 - 18:30

Art Gallery Crans-Montana

Monday - Thursday: closed
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 18:30
Sunday : closed

Or upon appointment +4127 481 22 52 or +4179 916 00 33

Opening times

From 28 December 2022 to 7 January 2023
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 15.00 to 18.30

From 9 January to 5 June 2023
Friday and Saturday, from 15.00 to 18.30

Or by appointment


Gallery: Tornabuoni Arte(Galerie d'art: Tornabuoni Arte)
Rue Centrale 5
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 481 20 50 -



Contemporary Art Gallery
Masters of the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, Joan Mirò, Lucio Fontana, Fernando Botero, Serge Poliakoff, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Giorgio De Chirico, Jean Dubuffet, etc...

Opening times

Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 12:30  and 15:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10:30 - 12:30 and 16:00 - 19:00


Library(Bibliothque de Crans-Montana)
Rue Centrale 7
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 481 72 73 -



The library is open to everyone and offers over 30,000 books for children and adults, from novels to documentaries, via comic books, 4,000 DVDs, 400 board games, newspapers and magazines to consult or borrow, free e-book loans.

Public Internet access
Wifi: Free
Public computers, 3 internet points with free access, black and white printer (20ct per page)
Office corner: Computer with Word, Excel and a black and white printer (20ct per page)


Free access
CHF 10.00 joining fee to borrow items to take home (deposit for those people who are not resident in Switzerland)

Opening times

Opening hours:
Tuesday: 14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday: 14:00 - 19:00
Friday: 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Monday and Sunday: closed

Closures during 2024 :
19.03.2024 (St-Joseph)
05.05.2024 au 13.05.2024 (fermeture annuelle)
30.05.2024 (Fête Dieu)
01.08.2024 (Fête nationale)
15.09.2024 (Assomption)
01.11.2024 (Toussaint)


3D Cinema(Cincran)
Rue Centrale 37
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 481 11 12 -



The first 3D cinema in Valais! Cinécran screens the latest films during the season, often as pre-releases and in the original language.


Adult: CHF 16.-
Child, Senior: CHF 13.-

3D Film
Adult: CHF 17.-
Child, Senior: CHF 14.-
3D-glasses rental CHF 3.-

Opening times


Transhumance Ecomuseum - Hameau de Colombire(Hameau de Colombire)
Route de Colombire 2
3963 Aminona (Crans-Montana)
+41 79 880 87 88 -


Do you want to visit a unique Transhumance Ecomuseum? Enjoy a lovely walk and dive into the world of our ancestors by discovering an exact reconstruction of their living area, furniture and their tools!

The site has a restaurant, and offers accommodation in summer and winter, and has a mountain guide service.

Visit every day during the season and on request out of season. For visits, school trips, birthdays, themed courses, seminars, incentives, exhibitions etc. Don't hesitate to get in touch.


Ecomuseum guided visit in summer (around 1 hour) in French, German and English
Adult: CHF 10.00
Child (6-16 years), student, AVS: CHF 5.00
Group from 10 people: 20% reduction
Family from 3 people: 20% reduction

Opening times

In winter: open by prior booking for groups
In summer: guided visits from 10:00 to 17:00 every weekend from June until September and every day from mid-July until end August. Evenings and other days by prior booking on +41 79 880 87 88.

In winter
: Open from Christmas until end March every day. Evenings by prior booking. In the event of bad weather, please call before visiting.
In summer: Open from June until mid-October from 10:00 until 18:00 (closed on Mondays in June- September - October). In the event of bad weather, please call before visiting.
Evening on request and by prior booking by telephone. +41 79 220 35 94

Accommodation for 1 to 24 people by prior booking on +41 79 220 35 94 or Open from Christmas until end March, and from May to October every day.


Valais Nature & Culture(Valais Wine Tours / Valais Nature & Culture)
Chemin de la Vereilla 1
1978 Lens
+41 79 225 40 54 -

Opening times

Year-round on request


Vaas Castle(Chteau de Vaas - Maison des cornalins)
Chemin du Tsaretton 46
3978 Flanthey
+41 27 458 11 74 -


Are you looking for distraction, authenticity and discovery?

In a magical environment you will receive a warm welcome and have the opportunity to indulge intellectual and gastronomic encounters.

From the exhibition, which is dedicated to the grape variety cornalin as well as their properties and scientific research, you can go to a tasting of this variety or other drop of local wine producers - or sit down to enjoy one or other typical dish from our region.

Opening times

Tuesday - Wednesday: upon reservation
Monday - Thursday - Friday: 16:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00


Fondation Opale(Fondation Opale)
Route de Crans 1
1978 Lens
+41 27 483 46 10 -



Since end of 2018, the art centre of Lens has been hosting Fondation Opale. This building has planted its roots on the shores of Lake Louché, in the heart of a masterful alpine circus.

Permanent and temporary exhibitions

Resident in Crans-Montana, Bérengère Primat, a collector specialising in Aboriginal art, wanted to give this art a European influence. Through exhibitions, but also workshops, meetings and publications, Fondation Opale intends to establish a permanent dialogue between Aboriginal art and contemporary art.

Restaurant L'Opale offers regional cuisine, highlighting local and seasonal produce in a decor of Aboriginal inspiration.


Adult: CHF 14.-
Reduced rate (young, AVS, AI): CHF 8.-

Free admission for Abobo pass holders.

Guided tour
CHF 120.- / group (by telephone/e-mail booking, maximum 30 persons) + reduced admission tickets

Opening times

From Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm


Vaas castle discovery package(Chteau de Vaas - Maison des cornalins)
Chemin de Tsaretton 46
3978 Flanthey
+41 27 458 11 74 -


• Visit
• Blind wine tasting of 4 wines
• Valaisan starter and unlimited raclette with a glass of Fendant


CHF 65.-/person

Opening times

All year round


Brass band Echo des Bois(Fanfare Echo des Bois Crans-Montana)
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 79 595 21 47 -


On 26 June 1933, the Echo des Bois Brass Band was formed. With M. Eugène Pralong as its energetic president, as well as development director in Montana, the compan's history started when it was founded with the first 15 musicians. In 1937, it joined the Cantonal Association for Valaisan Music. In 1973, on its 40th anniversary, the company inaugurated its new uniform. Today the Echo des Bois includes 50 active members, with an average age of 25.

Thanks to its music school, founded in 1974 by M.Marcel Bornet, the company has ensured its continuity. It trains young musicians and provides the necessary musical instruments.


Brass band Ccilia(Fanfare Ccilia)
Rue du Tombir 6
3971 Chermignon


Founded in 1917, the Cécilia brass band in Chermignon currently has around sixty members. It has taken part in various cantonal and national competitions in the Brass Band Excellence category. As well as performing at village events in Chermignon, the Cécilia has also taken part in various events in Switzerland and abroad. These have included three appearances at the Whit Friday competition in England, the OLMA trade fair in St. Gallen and the Fête des Vendanges in Neuchâtel.

La Cécilia also has a drum clique that accompanies it on its parades and performs regularly at its concerts.

Training young people is also one of the main objectives of the Cécilia, which has its own music school offering courses at all levels to some fifteen young musicians.


Brass band Ancienne Ccilia(Fanfare Ancienne Ccilia)
3971 Chermignon


The Ancienne Cécilia is a municipal brass band

It currently has 80 active members and Arsène Duc is the director.

The band has played at a number of federal and cantonal music festivals in the ‘Excellence' category.


Brass band Edelweiss(Fanfare Edelweiss de Lens)


The Edelweiss Brass Band in Lens currently has 76 active members and its director is Frédéric Bonvin.


The Edelweiss from Lens has participated in the "mixed brass band" category in four federal festivals since it was founded in 1876.


Brass band Cor des Alpes()
3963 Montana
+41 79 505 66 81 -


Oenotours(Valais Wine Tours / Valais Nature & Culture)
1978 Lens
+41792254054 -


Guided walk through the vineyards and wine tasting from your rucksack

Guided tour of the Flanthey vineyards, focusing on the nature, culture and history of vines and wine.  The walk is enhanced by a tasting of 2 emblematic Valais wines from the rucksack.


45 CHF/pers. from 3 pers. duration 1h30 approx. 2 ounces of wine offered


Sylvie Platini art gallery(Galerie dArt Sylvie Platini)
Rue Centrale 56
3963 Crans-Montana


Kids workshop at Fondation Opale(Fondation Opale)
Route de Crans 1
1978 Lens
+41 27 483 46 10 -


Affinity Art()


Contemporary art gallery showcasing international artists.

Founded in 2012 in Hong Kong, AFFINITY ART gallery represents contemporary artists from Asia and Europe, emphasizing conversation and exchanges through their artistic ambitions.

We offer a program of temporary exhibitions in various locations to create a unique experience each time for viewing and appreciating the artworks.

In the cosy and elegant ambiance, visitors can immerse themselves in the artworks and witness their transformation based on the interplay of light and viewing conditions.