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swiss tradition of cow fighting in valais

Another Swiss tradition, the cow fighting!

Luckily none of them get hurt  Around 1920 the Rhone Valley still existed of mainly agricultural fields and most families were owners of the so called ‘Hérens-cows’. In this period Valais counted over 31’500 cows, which came down to 1 Hérens cow to every 4 habitants. Today this number significantly decreased to 1 Hérens cow every 25 habitants. The Hérens cow has been properly …

Foire du valais event that takes place in switzerland every year

Cultural exhibition in Martigny, the fair of Valais

nearly 400 exhibitors around 220’000 visitors, 48’000 m2 of surface, an incredible athmosphere, …the rendenzvous of autumn in Wallis A must-see event in autumn, the ‘Foire du Valais’ has established itself as the main generalist fair in French-speaking Switzerland. The fair attracts up to 220.000 visitors a year, from the large consumer to the more first-time curious visitors. The visitors come from many regions, …

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Languages in Switzerland_do they speak Swiss?

Do we speak Swiss?

Unraveling common misunderstandings Perhaps you recently thought how lovely it would be to own a property in the mountains and you started looking on the internet for a chalet for sale. The question is where?  Switzerland sounds like a beautiful and secure country. You quickly find yourself at the initial phase of your search looking for real estate in different areas in Switzerland and …

Healthcare in Switzerland, doctor helping man

Swiss healthcare system

And what it will cost you The EHCI (EuroHealth Consumer Index) reports that Switzerland’shealthcare expenditure is the second highest among all European countries. This is very good news but how does this Swisshealthcare system precisely work? Also, what kind of costs can one expect living in Switzerland? The Swiss healthcare system is paid for by the individual contributions to a Swiss health insurance of …

5 common myths about buying properties in Switzerland for foreigners

Myths about Switzerland

We help you get rid of them  There is a fair amount of common myths or misconceptions about Switzerland.  Over the years, we’ve heard them all and they have proven to be persistent little myths that are hard to get rid of.  In this article, we’d like to shed some light on this matter and address the top 5 myths about Switzerland, in no …

Emercency numbers in switzerland guideline to keep in your chalet for sale

Swiss emergency numbers

And some useful phrases you can use  Emergency treatment is covered by the basic Swiss health insurance and you can consult with any doctor or hospital directly in an emergency. In Switzerland there are emergency doctors’ services throughout the night and at weekends. For urgent medical treatment, go to the ER (Notaufnahme / d’urgence / pronto soccorso) of the nearest hospital; most public hospitals have 24-hour ER departments. For …

Alexandre song makes the transfer to FC Sion close to Haute Nendaz in Valais

Sion football Alexandre Song

An international star is joining Sion! The ex-football player of Barcelona, Alexandre Song,  has been offered a position in Sion, Valais. Alex Song is a 30-year old Cameroonian professional footballer and will play in the canton of Valais as a central or defensive midfielder. According to him it doesn’t matter if he will be received by 1000 or just a couple of persons. What …

sion festival 2018 in the valais canton wallis

The magical Sion festival

At only a 25m drive from our mountain properties This year the 54thedition of the wonderful SionFestival will take place from the 17thof August until the 2ndof September. The festival will take place in the spirit of Cabaret. Throughout these 3 weeks of festivity there will be on show a mix of genres like sensuality, subversion, comedy and poetry! There will be something for …

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