Location of Chalet Mazel
reference: N 46 °13.765´ E 7 ° 25.977´
(Swiss Grid 599488,119625)
The canton of Valais is in the south-west of
Switzerland on the Italian border and just to the east of Lake Geneva. The
broad Rhône valley, bordered by the Pennine Alps to the South and the
Bernese Alps to the north, is the main feature of the canton. Our chalet
is in the small mountain village of Nax. The village is on a small plateau
high above the Rhône at an altitude of 1310 m. (4300 feet). This area is
one of the most unspoiled and undeveloped areas of Switzerland. The
nearest large town is Sion, the canton capital. The journey from Geneva to
Sion takes less than 2 hours by motor way or train. The chalet is about 20
minutes drive from Sion up a good alpine road. It is a typical Swiss
mountain village with magnificent views of the Rhône valley and the
Bernese Alps. Although small Nax, has all the essential facilities, e.g.
two small general shops, a butcher's, baker's, ski shop, ski school, post
office, several restaurants, a church, swimming pool and tennis courts.
Sion, the canton capital, is very historic and has many medieval buildings
coupled with up-market shops and tourist facilities of every form.
Village from balcony
|Nax is 900m higher
than Sion. Temperatures in Nax will be lower.
Sion is the nearest on-line weather location.
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