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Toblerone, a delicious symbol of Switzerland!

A success story unique to Switzerland In 1867, Jean Tobler opened a confectionary in Bern. Over the years, demand for his homemade chocolates grew to such an extent that he opened a chocolate factory in 1899. In 1908, the Tobler family created the honey and almond bar, which was destined to become an enduring symbol of Switzerland throughout the world. A year later, Toblerone …

swiss cow fighting

Another Swiss tradition, the cow fighting!

The Swiss cow fighting in Valais 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 …

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Do we speak Swiss?

Unraveling common misunderstandings about Switzerland Perhaps you recently thought how lovely it would be to own a property in the mountains. You might 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 …

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, because …

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The magical Sion festival

At only a 25m drive from our mountain properties This year the 54thedition of the wonderful Sion Festival 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 …

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