Activities

Le Grand-Lens Museum(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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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 16th to october 15th 2023, fridays, saturdays, sundays from 15h00 to 18h00

from december 27th 2023 to january 7th 2024, 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

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 - 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!

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

Machines
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
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

Casino

  • 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
- 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.

 

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.

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 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 - 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
+41 27 481 72 73 - biblio.cransmontana.ch

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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 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.-
Child, Senior: CHF 13.-

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

Opening times

www.cinecran.com

 


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

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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
+41 79 225 40 54 - www.valaiswinetours.com

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 - 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

 


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

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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.-
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

Monday - Tuesday: closed

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

 


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

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• 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 - https://www.cordesalpes.ch

 


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

 


Galerie d'art: Atelier Xavi Sol(Galerie d'art: Atelier Xavi Sol)
- xavisola.com

 


Sylvie Platini art gallery(Galerie dArt Sylvie Platini)
Rue Centrale 56
3963 Crans-Montana
- www.galerie-platini.com

 


Gallery Caroline Dechamby(Caroline Dechamby - Atelier-Showroom et galerie d'art)
Rue du Grand-Place 12
3963 Crans VS
- www.caroline-dechamby.com