Buying a house in the canton of Valais

Situated in the southeast of Switzerland on both sides of a beautiful valley crossed by the river Rhône, Valais offers an exceptional quality of life. Whether you want a primary, secondary or holiday home, to buy a house in Valais is a decision that we recommend you to keep in mind. Sun, spectacular landscapes, ski resorts and a privileged lifestyle are all guaranteed in this cultural and economic Swiss centre.

Valais has an area of 5,224 square kilometres and its capital is the city of Sion. The canton is divided into 3 subzones –Central Valais, Lower Valais and Upper Valais– and German and French are the official languages. It is made up of 126 charming towns and the most appreciated cities are Sion, Sierre, Martigny, Visp and Brig-Glis.

Even though there are certain conditions to buy a house in Valais, there are many reasons to do it. The canton benefits from an exceptional climate, with a lot of sun exposure and fabulous landscapes throughout the year. It has 46 peaks of over 4,000 metres and 680 glaciers in the heart of the Alps which include the great Aletsch (named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), as well as its many lakes, both mountain and nature lovers alike will be charmed.

It will be very difficult not to succumb to the lifestyle in an international, easily accessible and future-orientated canton. Traditionally a wine and fruit producing region, Valais is also an important economic centre with many innovative industries, start-ups and multinational companies. Valais has a great public education throughout the region as well as highly-regarded international schools. The airports of Zurich, Geneva and Basil are also perfectly connected.

Whether you are searching for a chalet on the banks of the lake or in the mountains, do not hesitate to check our list of properties for sale in Valais.