Evolene, Val d'Herens, Valais, Switzerland (Suisse) - Winter landscape pictures of traditional Swiss Alps village
Evolene, Val d’Hérens, a traditional Swiss Alps village
We went to Evolène, in the Val d’Hérens a very touritic and traditional valley in the Swiss Alps, close to Sion (Valais capital). There are 2 peaks above 4’000m (Dent Blanche, 4’357m and Dent d’Hérens, 4’171m), as well as some glaciers. The valley is composed of few famous places: Evolène, Arolla, les Haudères, Hérémence, Vex, Nax and the Grande Dixence.
The villages have very typical and traditional chalets, and the Sunday morning life is a nice moment for the locals to gather and drink some hot wine while listening folkloric music. Evolène is actually the 4th largest town in Switzerland, not by its population (1’650 inhabitants only) but by its area. There are a few ski resorts and you can also practice nordic ski, while enjoying a great fondue on the evening!