If the town of Martigny, with its large museums and its rich past, claims to be “the cultural capital of the canton”, the whole region is in agreement. Discover a real El Dorado for art and history lovers.
"Art and traditions, a story of love"
Like a mirror ball, Martigny has shone through the ages. Sometimes artistic, sometimes historical, sometimes commercial, Martigny has always been able to adapt to the codes of its time.
This Lower Valais theatre stages Swiss francophone performances, welcoming well-known artists all the year round.
This cultural centre defends modern art and presents varied temporary exhibitions during the year.
The La Bâtiaz district is one of Martigny’s historic areas, found at the foot of the famous castle with the same name.
An exceptional collection of forty cars, with makes as prestigious as Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo…
This vaulted cellar, situated in the middle of the Rue du Bourg, highlights the works which are exhibited there.
Set up under the Manor roof, this collection provides a passionate approach to the history of music from 1878 to the present day.
This historic mill is still working. A single waterwheel activates about one hundred different mechanisms.
The museum traces popular village traditions like a witness for the younger generation.
The castle marks the entrance to the canton of Valais. Its highly strategic position used to enable it to control access to the region.
Discover 1500 years of history via an outstanding visit to the Royal Abbey of St Maurice.
Limited excavations have enabled the 14 metres by 15 metres rue de la Basilique to be highlighted.
Each of Martigny’s seventeen roundabouts are decorated with a sculpture by a Swiss artist. A unique artistic journey to be discovered by day and at night.
It is impossible to make a hole in Martigny without coming across Roman remains. Where does this rich historical past come from? The Roman tour is suitable for every member of the family!
It is the only one of the ancient monuments whose remains are still visible in Martigny.
Admirable stained-glass windows encircled by colours and light highlight the protestant temple. Floodlighting accentuates the artist’s work.
In this art gallery, Prisca invites you into its coloured world with works which leave the door open to your own interpretation…
Considered as the smallest vineyard museum in Switzerland, it highlights wine-growing in Martigny and Martigny-Croix.
This cultural centre, situated at the heart of a vast sculpture park, receives internationally famous exhibitions and concerts throughout the year.
Snuggling at the foot of the rock on which Bâtiaz Castle is situated, this place of worship possesses numerous wealthy objects.
With its stylistic homogeneity and architectural sobriety, this is one of the best examples of the baroque period in Valais.
Construite autour des vestiges d’un temple celte découvert en 1976, le musée présente les principales trouvailles archéologiques faites à Martigny.
Situated at the heart of the Town Hall, this great stained-glass window reminds us of Martigny’s past.
The only sanctuary of Mithra, Sun god originating from Iran, open to the public on Swiss soil.
Attack on the Bâtiaz Castle, demonstrations by a troupe passionate about the Middle Ages, tasting of medieval flavours… the medieval visit is adapted to each member of the family!
The multi-media library is also an exhibition centre and features audiovisual elements often from archives.
Nestling in a bohemian garden, this cultural centre has exhibtions by contemporary artists as well as organising an intimate music season.
At the heart of the rue du Bourg, there is a beautiful stained-glass window by artists who are established as well as those who will be in the future.
This mill, which is still working, enables visitors to understand how bread is produced.
L’Espace Saint-Michel provides an admirable setting with its light and intimacy.
Remains of a large family mansion, with an inner ornamental garden surrounded by a colonnade.
A truly authentic hommage to Farinet, Valais’s Robin Hood, the museum displays the complete history of Swiss money, both real and false.
Located in the Châtelard hydroelectric plant, this museum retraces the history of the Châtelard-Barberine complex.
This little intimate room offers all kinds of concerts and performances.
The oldest concert space dedicated to contemporary music in the French part of Switzerland offers an eclectic and alternative program.
The former hydroelectric power station in Fully has become a concert venue. The vertiginous volumes give a special dimension to performances.
From the top of its tower, this Middle Ages fortification provides the most beautiful views of the town of Martigny.
This living museum enables the general public to enjoy a cultural experience including a rich moment in the presence of St Bernard dogs.
The museum offers visitors a large view of all types of objects used in the last century.
Each season, the theatre offers a programme based on French-speaking contemporary entertainment.