Activities

Museum: Le Grand-Lens(Association Les Amis du Patrimoine de Lens)
Rue principale 9
1978 Lens
+41 79 680 38 18 - www.les-amis-du-patrimoine-de-lens.ch

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Lens

Information

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

Prices

Adults: CHF 5.00
Seniors / children: CHF 3.00

Opening times

from june 17th to october 16th 2022, fridays, saturdays, sundays from 15h00 to 18h00

from december 23th 2022 to january 1st 2023, every afternoon from 14h00 to 17h00

 


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

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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.

Prices

Adult: CHF 12.00
Child: CHF 6.00

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)

 


Casino of Crans-Montana(Casino de Crans-Montana)
Alle Katherine Mansfield 1
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 (0)27 485 90 40 - www.casinocransmontana.ch

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

 
The ideal place to spend moments full of emotion !

Our games tables are open from sunday to thursday from 6:45 pm to 03:30 am / Friday and Saturday from 7:45 pm to 04:30 am


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

 


Our Machines
135 slot machines


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


Access
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.


 
Parking
Free parking for our guest in the Casino's parking

Opening times

Open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 am

Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 am

 


Art Gallery Crans-Montana(Art Crans-Montana)
Rue Thodore Stphani 3
3963 Crans-Montana
- www.art-crans-montana.com

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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.

 


Exhibition CELINE CHROULET

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

 


Exhibition ALEXANDER SHIBNIOV

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.

 


Exhibition ALESSANDRA PLACUCCI

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

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Prices

Peak-Season
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

Off-Season
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 27-12-2021 to 29-01-2022

OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 12:00 ‡ 18:20

OR BY APPOINTMENT 

 


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

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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
+4127 481 72 73 - biblio.cransmontana.ch

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Information

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)

Prices

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 the year 2022 :
19.03.2022 (St-Joseph)
23.05.2022 to 30.05.2022 (Fermeture annuelle)
16.06.2022 (Fête Dieu)
01.11.2022 (Toussaint)
08.12.2022 (Immaculée Conception) 

 


3D Cinema(Cincran)
Rue Centrale 37
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 (0)27 481 11 12 - www.cinecran.com

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

Prices

Adult: CHF 16.00
Child, Senior: CHF 13.00

3D Film
Adult: CHF 17.00
Child, Senior: CHF 14.00

3D-glasses rental CHF 3.-

Opening times

https://www.cinecran.com/

 


Hameau de Colombire Transhumance Ecomuseum (Hameau de Colombire)
Route de Colombire 2
3963 Aminona (Crans-Montana)
+4179 880 87 88 - www.colombire.ch

Information

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.

 

Prices

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

ECOMUSEUM
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.

RELAIS
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

MAYENS
Accommodation for 1 to 24 people by prior booking on +41 79 220 35 94 or www.crans-montana.ch. 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
+41792254054 - www.valaiswinetours.com

Opening times

Year-round on request

 


Valaisia Brass Band(Valaisia Brass Band)
Route de Treintapy 13
3971 Ollon
- www.valaisiabrass.ch

 


New Year at the Hameau de Colombire()
+41 79 220 35 94‬ - https://www.colombire.ch/en/restaurant

Information
  • Departure at 18:00 in Aminona
  • Snowshoe walk and visit of the mayens
  • Superb meal at the Relais de Colombire
  • Snowshoeing down after midnight
  • Reservation required (programme maintained in case of bad weather).

Prices

CHF 165.00/person
Drinks not included

 


Le Got du Bonheur Gallery(Le Got du Bonheur)
Route du Rawyl 26
3963 Crans-Montana
- www.legoutdubonheur.ch/

Information

Exhibition and sale of my sculptures (clay, bronze) as well as my paintings (acryl and watercolors). The gallery is completed by a decoration-shop corner.

My workshop is also on site and initiations to sculpture and painting will be organized there.

Opening times

Wensday  to Saturday
15:00 - 18:00

 

 

 

And by appointment

 


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

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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
Thursday - Friday: 16:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

 


Cider discovery and initiation workshop(Cidre Wildhorn)
Route Crte d'Or 8
3977 Granges (VS)
+4179 574 58 99 - https://www.histoiredefaire.ch/atelier-cidre-du-champ-au-verre-fr5881.html

Information

Enjoy a day full of experiences. The day starts with breakfast and then you visit the fully organic Zufferey farm.

Here, sustainable and ecological innovation is the watchword. Leo, the owner, is trying to bring back to life forgotten farming techniques found in books from the beginning of the century. You will roll up your sleeves and get down to business. You'll be cutting, pressing and brewing, all in good fun and in a playful way. Afterwards, you can enjoy an agape with local products. After the effort the comfort with a tasting of the previous vintage.

Thanks to you, apples that are out of caliber will be saved and revalued!

Prices

Package price including :

- Breakfast - coffee - tea - juice
- Aperitif dinner with local products
- Cider tasting (adults only)

- Visit of the estate
- Immersion and experimentation of the work of a cider maker
- Discovery of the points of attention during the transformation

CHF 145.- per person
CHF 100.- price AVS
CHF 75.- per child

Possibility to organise a raclette in the evening in the orchards.
Extra price CHF 30.00 per person.
Free for children under 12 years of age on presentation of identity card.

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Opening times

Workshop by reservation on :

- 16 October 2021
- 13 November 2021

from 9.30 am to 4 pm

Maximum 12 places per workshop

 


AFFINITY ART(Galerie d'art: AFFINITY ART)
Rue Centrale 7
3963 Crans-Montana
- www.affinityforart.com

Information

Founded in 2012 in Hong Kong, AFFINITY ART Gallery represents contemporary artists from Asia and Europe and promotes artistic dialogue and exploration through their work. In 2020, the gallery opens a new space in the heart of Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Furthermore, a series of pop-up shows in the main cities as well as participation at major art fairs will ensure presence and visibility of the artists on the Swiss and international artistic platforms. 

Opening times

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:30 - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 18:00

Monday, Wednesday, Sunday: By appointment

 


Hike-walk with a mountain guide(Hameau de Colombire)
Route de Colombire 2
3963 Aminona (Crans-Montana)
+41 79 880 87 88 - www.colombire.ch

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Discover the three Tièche waterfalls, the bisse du Tsitorrèt, the peak of the Petit Mont Bonvin, the chemin du soleil walking path towards Leukerbad or the Pichiour waterfall with a mountain guide.

Prices

Free every Friday morning in summer

Half day or night: CHF 350.00
Day: CHF 480.00

Opening times

Year round (day and night)

 


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

Information

ART CENTER LOCATED IN LENS, 5KM FROM CRANS-MONTANA

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.

Prices

Entries
Adult: CHF 14.-
Young from 11 to 20 years and other reduced tickets: CHF 8.-
Family (2 adults and up to 5 minor children): CHF 34.-

Guided tour
CHF 120.- / group (by telephone/email booking, maximum 30 persons) + reduced admission tickets
Weekly guided tour, Saturday 16:30 - CHF 15.- (duration 1 hour, minimum 10 persons + entrance tickets)

Opening times

Monday - Tuesday: closed

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

TEMPORARY CLOSURE

The art center will be closed from November 7th to December 9th for the set up of its new exhibition

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

24.12.22 : 10 am - 3 pm

25.12.22 : closed

27.12.22 : exceptional opening 10 am - 6 pm

31.12.22 : 10 am - 3 pm

01.01.23 : closed

 


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

Information

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

Prices

CHF 65.-/person

Opening times

All year round

 


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

Information
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)
Route Cantonale 27
3971 Chermignon d'en Bas
- www.cecilia-chermignon.ch

Information

The Cécilia Brass Band is lucky to include in its ranks and music school a group of very active young people that form an ensemble made up exclusively of young people.

 


Brass band Ancienne Ccilia(Fanfare Ancienne Ccilia)
3971 Chermignon
- www.ancienne-cecilia.ch

Information
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)
- www.fanfare-edelweiss.ch

Information

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.

 


Museum Art and Collections(Muse Art et Collections)
Avenue de la Gare 7
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 480 18 06 - www.art-et-collections.ch

Information

The Musée Art et Collections specialises in sculpture and objets d'art exhibitions. This space with its decidedly contemporary layout notably offers an educational area, which provides the visitor with a series of documents relating to the exhibitions.



LIVING CULTURAL AREA
The museum regularly offers guided visits and entertainment.

Prices

FREE ENTRY

Opening times

OPENING DECEMBER 18, 20

FEBRUARY 17, 18, 20 OPEN FROM 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

FEBRUARY 24, 25, 27 OPEN FROM 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 


EVERY SATURDAY

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

2:00-6:30 p.m.

 


SATURDAY 20, AFTERNOON, PRESENCE OF DONALD GREIG SCULPTOR OF THE ANIMAL BRONZES PRESENTED AT THE ART AND COLLECTIONS MUSEUM

 


History and architecture walk (Art-ethnovoyages.ch)
Route de la Combaz 2
3963 Crans-Montana
+41 27 481 69 49 - www.art-ethnovoyages.ch

Information

Montana or the birth of the resort.

 

Everything is possible in Crans-Montana, even historical visits, although the resort is only just over one hundred years old. 125 years to be precise !

 

We start with the architectural core of Montana around the funicular, where we’ll talk about the politics of the resort, stemming from a complex history of six communes, four of which have merged. Then, we’ll head to the Bernese Clinic to admire the architecture of Jean-Marie Ellenberger, an architect who made his mark on the identity of the resort with his Supercrans Tower in Vermala.

 

Inside the clinic, the immense Hans Erni fresco will surprise more than a few people ! Then we’ll continue towards Montana Church, to look at Jean-Marie Ellenberger’s architecture in a different way, as he renovated the church in 1952. Inside, the world of Paul Monnier’s stained glass windows unfolds, magic emanating from his coloured glass. Next we’ll discuss the Ycoor Ice Rink and its large public area, as we head to the Allée Katherine Mansfield, and end our route at the Hôtel du Parc, the first hotel in the resort. The grand panorama and views over the resort of Crans will give us an opportunity to briefly look at the history of Crans, which will be the subject of another guided visit soon. Old photographs belonging to Dr Théodore Stephani (1868-1951), a doctor from Geneva and founder of Montana as a health resort, paint a picture of the Crans-Montana of yesteryear, and of its geographical and heritage resources. The doctor’s photographs are a starting point for this route which looks at the depictions and evolution of the resort’s urbanisation, and its illustrious figures such as the painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918), the writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) and the designer Jean-Marie Thorembert.

 

Guided walk by Sylvie Doriot Galofaro, Ethnologist and Dr of Art History. Author of two books about Crans-Montana and founder of art-ethnovoyages.com, Facebook art-ethnovoyages.com.

 

Duration: 2:30 - easy walk
Number of participants: minimum 10

 

Meeting time and place : 10.00, Montana Funicular Station.

 

Price : CHF 20.-/person.

 

Registration on request
info@art-ethnovoyages.com / +41 (0)78 862 76 13 

Opening times

10:00 - 12:30

 


Oenotours(Valais Wine Tours / Valais Nature & Culture)
1978 Lens
- www.valais-nature-culture.com

 


Yenakart Gallery(Yenakart Gallery)
Rue Centrale 54
3963 Crans-Montana
- www.yenakartvilla.com

Information

Friday - Saturday 4pm-7pm
Sunday 11am-1pm

By appointment

Opening times

Every day
11AM-1PM / 4PM-7PM

And by appointment

 


Galerie d'art: Atelier Xavi Sol(Galerie d'art: Atelier Xavi Sol)
Rue du Parc 3
3963 Crans-Montana
- xavisola.com

 


Jeudis des ttes blanches()
3963 Crans-Montana
0848 22 10 12 - www.mycma.ch

Information

You are over 65 years old and want to come and enjoy the ski area in peace during the week in the off-peak period? We invite you to take advantage of the "Thursdays for white heads" offer. The offer is simple, you get a lunch at the Violettes or Cry d'Er restaurant and a ski pass for only 35 CHF!

Prices

CHF 35 per person

On presentation of an identity card

Opening times

 

  • 16 December 2021
  • 6 January to 17 February 2022
  • 10 to 31 March 2022