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Book - 13 étoiles au sommet – par Gérard Sermier

Relive the ambitious project for the Valais' bicentennial celebration in which thirteen iconic Valais peaks were simultaneously illuminated. Behind the scenes, seventy guides and pyrotechnical...

Relive the ambitious project for the Valais’ bicentennial celebration in which thirteen iconic Valais peaks were simultaneously illuminated. Behind the scenes, seventy guides and pyrotechnical experts, as well as thirty photographers put in 18 months of work so that March 2015 would go up in an unforgettable flame of glory!

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Book - A mes risques et périls

This fascinating autobiography and memoir was written by Fabien Avanthey, native ‘Champérolain’ and famous mountaineer, mountain guide, ski instructor, and storyteller.

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Chalet de Champéry, Aquarelles – par Florence Vernerey

The Chalets de Champéry in watercolour by Florence Vernerey showcases and safeguards the memory of Champéry's most beautiful chalets. Some of the buildings featured have since been demolished...

The Chalets de Champéry in watercolour by Florence Vernerey showcases and safeguards the memory of Champéry’s most beautiful chalets. Some of the buildings featured have since been demolished and others are currently threatened by the ravages of time, but all will live forever in these colourful village scenes.

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Book - Champéry d'autrefois

Relive Champéry’s past events, local traditions, village activities, and picturesque places through this collection of antique photos and accompanying historical anecdotes.

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Book - Champéry, Eté 1863

Champéry's past comes to life, illustrated by Bernard Cosendey, pen name Cosey, and imagined by Fabrice Clément. This striking graphic novel tells the story of a mysterious character who ...

Champéry’s past comes to life, illustrated by Bernard Cosendey, pen name Cosey, and imagined by Fabrice Clément. This striking graphic novel tells the story of a mysterious character who stayed at the glamorous Dents du Midi hotel in 1863, at the same time as the Défago Gallery was being carved out of a nearby cliff face ...

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Book - Champéry, la Route du Grand-Paradis – par Christian Menu et Philippe Ruault

This beautiful coffee table book showcases the Val d'Illiez's magnificent chalets and emblematic architecture. Its pages safeguard the treasures of a shared heritage written in stone and wood...

This beautiful coffee table book showcases the Val d’Illiez’s magnificent chalets and emblematic architecture. Its pages safeguard the treasures of a shared heritage written in stone and wood and passed down through the generations for everyone to enjoy.

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Book - Images d'Antan de la Vau-de-Lie

This collection of stories, events, artifacts, and anecdotes delve into the past of Champéry and the Val d'Illiez, from prehistory to today.

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Book - La vie à Champéry par Mars

Maurice de Bonvoisin (1849-1912), pen name Mars, was a renowned illustrator of picturesque characters and village scenes from the beginning of the 20th century. The charming sketches and witty...

Maurice de Bonvoisin (1849-1912), pen name Mars, was a renowned illustrator of picturesque characters and village scenes from the beginning of the 20th century. The charming sketches and witty commentary found in ‘La Vie à Champéry’ bring the olden days to life!
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Book - Le Val d’Illiez - Echappées Artistiques

The mountains are calling, and this beautiful soft-cover book has the answer, with no less than 39 suggestions for the best hikes in the region. Beautifully illustrated with striking ...

The mountains are calling, and this beautiful soft-cover book has the answer, with no less than 39 suggestions for the best hikes in the region. Beautifully illustrated with striking watercolours by France Schmid, each entry comes with a brief description of the walk, place names and historical information as well as a quote by a famous author to set the context.

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Book - L’industrie des étrangers

Originally written as a thesis for a history degree and published in the series 'Les Cahiers de l'Histoire Locale', this work is an in-depth study of the birth of tourism in the Val d'Illiez,...

Originally written as a thesis for a history degree and published in the series ‘Les Cahiers de l'Histoire Locale’, this work is an in-depth study of the birth of tourism in the Val d’Illiez, and its development up to the days before WWII.

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Book - Paradigme. Les étoiles du snowboard – par Thierry Sermier

The pages of this stunning photographic book will take you on a voyage through the Valais Alps in the company of an entertaining group of Swiss snowboarders, well-known on the national and...

The pages of this stunning photographic book will take you on a voyage through the Valais Alps in the company of an entertaining group of Swiss snowboarders, well-known on the national and international circuits. Snowboarding fans will love this behind-the-scenes sneak peek at approach hikes postholing through powder, quiet moments by the fireside, and breathtaking freeride, freestyle, street, and backcountry snowboarding images.

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Book - Rire près des étoiles

How did a tiny alpine village become an international comedy hotspot? This eyecatching photographic book tells the Maxi-Rires tale in 160 larger-than-life pages. A book by Olivier Burgener at...

How did a tiny alpine village become an international comedy hotspot? This eyecatching photographic book tells the Maxi-Rires tale in 160 larger-than-life pages. A book by Olivier Burgener at Éditions Favre.

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Book - Tour des Dents du Midi et Tour des Dents Blanches

Visible from near and far, the iconic Dents du Midi massif just begs to be explored. This historic, multi-day trek is the perfect introduction to long-distance hiking. The Tour des Dents ...

Visible from near and far, the iconic Dents du Midi massif just begs to be explored. This historic, multi-day trek is the perfect introduction to long-distance hiking. The Tour des Dents Blanches is more challenging, with starker, more exposed itineraries that leapfrog over the border between Switzerland and France in full view of the Mont Blanc massif.

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Book - Valais, ton empreinte – par Roger Rudaz

This magnificent collection of poetry is an ode to Valais winegrowers, vineyards, and wine.

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Book - Voyage dans le passé de Champéry – par la Fondation du Patrimoine Champérolain

This little pamphlet explores Champéry’s bygone days, from tourism to domestic life, the economy, politics, and emigration.

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