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Haut Val de Bagnes

The picturesque Upper Val de Bagnes villages are a favourite destination for nature lovers and those searching for simplicity and authenticity.

Go up along the river Dranse de Bagnes and you’ll come across villages with lilting names. Bagnes patois is still spoken here in some of the traditional homes. Lourtier, Fionnay, Sarreyer and Bonatchiesse, as well as being little corners of paradise, are perfect places where you can forget time and indulge in slow food. A preserved natural landscape containing several nationally protected areas, the Haut Val de Bagnes is home to some exceptional alpine flora and numerous animal species. Right at the bottom of the valley, where the road ends, is the majestic Mauvoisin dam, the last trace of civilisation before you get to Italy. Beyond that, you’re in the territory of great alpine tours such as the E-Tour du Mont-Blanc. Are you longing for the great outdoors? You can get to the Cabane FXB Panossière mountain hut via the Corbassière glacier in the Massif des Combins (4,314 m) with its dizzying 210-metre long footbridge, suspended 70 metres above the ground. Or set off on one of the many itineraries in the area on foot or by bike.

Carte Haut Val de Bagnes

A preserved natural landscape - thanks to you!

The Haujt Val de Bagnes is full of protected areas, such as several wildlife refuges and reserves known as Districts Francs (referred to as Federal Hunting Reserves). This is why it’s important for you to abide by the following rules.

Animals need peace and quiet

Leave no trace other than your footprints

No wild camping

Keep to the footpaths

Keep your dog on a lead

Do not make any fires – it’s strictly forbidden

No picking flowers or foraging

No launching or landing in this area


The Upper Val de Bagnes is well known for its local specialities. Why not profit from your visit by going to see one of the alpine pastures or find one of the artisans who sell their products directly?

The reference for agritourism products in the region is the Greater Entremont Regional Development Project (PDR). More info on the following link.