The Chalets de Champéry in watercolour by Florence Vernerey showcases and safeguards the memory of Champéry’s most beautiful chalets. Some of the buildings featured have since been demolished and others are currently threatened by the ravages of time, but all will live forever in these colourful village scenes.
Relive Champéry’s past events, local traditions, village activities, and picturesque places through this collection of antique photos and accompanying historical anecdotes.
Champéry’s past comes to life, illustrated by Bernard Cosendey, pen name Cosey, and imagined by Fabrice Clément. This striking graphic novel tells the story of a mysterious character who stayed at the glamorous Dents du Midi hotel in 1863, at the same time as the Défago Gallery was being carved out of a nearby cliff face ...
This beautiful coffee table book showcases the Val d’Illiez’s magnificent chalets and emblematic architecture. Its pages safeguard the treasures of a shared heritage written in stone and wood and passed down through the generations for everyone to enjoy.
Residents and visitors alike will love this versatile guidebook which explores the Val d’Illiez from the viewpoint of a passionate naturalist. After a treatise on the flora, fauna, and geology of the Dents du Midi, the author provides ten guided hike suggestions, ranging from half a day to four days, to fully experience the beauty of this unique ecosystem.
Maurice de Bonvoisin (1849-1912), pen name Mars, was a renowned illustrator of picturesque characters and village scenes from the beginning of the 20th century. The charming sketches and witty commentary found in ‘La Vie à Champéry’ bring the olden days to life!
Available in French.
The mountains are calling, and this beautiful soft-cover book has the answer, with no less than 39 suggestions for the best hikes in the region. Beautifully illustrated with striking watercolours by France Schmid, each entry comes with a brief description of the walk, place names and historical information as well as a quote by a famous author to set the context.
Originally written as a thesis for a history degree and published in the series ‘Les Cahiers de l'Histoire Locale’, this work is an in-depth study of the birth of tourism in the Val d’Illiez, and its development up to the days before WWII.