Quality of life
Valais offers an ideal working and living environment that combines an excellent quality of life with a safe environment by concentrating all the advantages of the country in one region.
All citizens are guaranteed freedom of movement and safety everywhere and at all times. Extensive, monotonous and impersonal housing complexes are uncommon. Children usually walk to school unaccompanied. The safe environment and traditional discretion of the Swiss people are widely valued.
Valais offers a varied range of cultural and recreational activities. It is no accident that the canton is a highly popular destination for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, people seeking peace and quiet, art lovers and business travellers at all times of the year.
Valais is synonymous with personalised service, true relaxation, adventure and prestige. Tourists and residents alike find exactly what they want: summer and winter sports on their doorstep, charming village markets and modern urban centres, culture or nature, relaxation or various types of activities at all times of the day.
There are numerous possibilities for participating in cultural life, sports and social activities, both in towns and the countryside. Valais is home to prestigious events such as the Verbier Festival, the Omega European Masters and the Gampel Open Air festival.