10 Things to Do in Martigny That You Shouldn't Miss

August 12, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Martigny (French: [maʁtiɲi]; German: Martinach; Latin: Octodurum) is the capital of the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies at an elevation of 471 meters (1,545 ft), and its population is approximately 15000 inhabitants (Martignerains or "Octoduriens"). It is a junction of roads joining Italy, France and Switzerland. One road links it over the Great St. Bernard Pass to Aosta (Italy), and the other over the col de la Forclaz to Chamonix (France). In winter, Martigny is known for its numerous nearby Alp ski resorts such as Verbier.
Restaurants in Martigny

1. Fondation Pierre Gianadda

rue du Forum 59 | 1920, Martigny 1920, Switzerland +41 27 722 39 78
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 558 reviews

Fondation Pierre Gianadda

Reviewed By Yavar K - Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

The Cezanne Exhibition is currently on with many of his famous works on display. Very nicely laid out. Plus there is a car collection also on display. Plenty of car parking available . Very enjoyable.

2. Lac d'Emosson

Salvan 1925, Switzerland +41 27 720 22 20
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Lac d'Emosson

Reviewed By Sara G - Monthey, Switzerland

We have driven up here and for those not used to the one car serpentine roads, it can be a bit frustrating. Once there however, the view is breathtaking and it's so fulfilling just to be there and walk around. You can either just stay at the "duvet" and have a drink or go hiking around. Either way it's well worth the visit, I recommend to do so in the summer!

route de la Sarvaz 5, Charrat 1906, Switzerland +41 27 519 00 26
Excellent
95%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
1%
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5 based on 385 reviews

Trapgame

Trapgame is an Escape Room where you gonna be the Hero of your own adventure! Try to resolve all our enigmas and become the new detective! BE THE HERO!

Reviewed By fikim - Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Excellent fun with friends and daughter trapped in prison with limited time to escape. Teamwork and adrenalin boost. Best fun and laughter in ages. fully recommend.

4. Escape World

Chemin Vers-Le-Mont, Vernayaz 1904, Switzerland +41 24 485 21 00
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
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Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Escape World

One world, one team, one hour! Unique and exciting adventures. Choose your Mission and immerse yourself in one of the enchanting universes of Escape World!

Reviewed By Audrey B

Very good experience in a weird place from where you can't imagine finding such a game! We spend an incredibly quick hour playing with my 4 people team. It is really fun and well done. If you go around, don't hesitate! Come and play with friends or family or even for a business meeting!

5. Les Gorges du Durnand

Bovernier 1932, Switzerland +41 79 233 24 26
Excellent
61%
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38%
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Les Gorges du Durnand

GORGES Durnand A breathtaking spectacle Appointed in 1877, completely renovated in 1987, Gorges Durnand offer an amazing show them is to be classified among the ten most beautiful in Europe. Located in the town of Bovernier, the visible part of Durnand Gorge extends for about 1 km. It is accessed by a small bucolic path lined with blueberries and strawberries, which suddenly turns into a journey of suspended wooden walkways and stairs (330 steps in total) offering the visitor magical visions. Under his feet, water Durnand rolls, bubbles, swirls, bouncing noisily into a series of 14 Waterfalls, each more impressive as each other. While the foaming river rushes towards the plain, the sky comes down to a thin blue over dark cliffs tape. > It takes about one hour for the ride there and back by a small path through the forest schedule Visit the Gorges is open daily from 9am to 18pm, from 1 May to 31 October (if the weather permits!)

Reviewed By PauloMystical - Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Amazing ... !
Walking on wood Bridges along the canyon is an Amazing experience.
Beautiful scenario. The forest around us is great. You feel the freshness of the mountain. Unforgettable place.
Switzerland has so many treasures ... Just need a little time and money ... You'll see a magnificent country !

6. La Fromatheque

Route du Gd-Bernard 28, Martigny-Croix 1921, Switzerland +41 27 565 86 86
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

La Fromatheque

Fromagerie, bar à vins et boutique de produits du terroir du Valais. Au sous-sol, cave d'affinage et salle de conférence (carnotzet)

Reviewed By Haggis_de_Montreal - Fribourg, Switzerland

Essentially a cheese shop combined with a wine bar - just off the multi-coloured Grand-St-Bernard/Forclaz roundabout - this welcoming not-sure-what-to-call-it serves up an impressive, tasty selection of cheeses and wines from the Valais in a modern, stylish, comfortable setting. Some cheeses are made on the premises. Sheep cheeses seem to be a speciality. Also noted an unusual blue Swiss cheese. Regional wines racked to the ceiling! Selection of locally-made fruit juices also available. Small outdoor Terrace. A good value apero spot.

7. Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes

les Combasses 3, Les Marecottes 1923, Switzerland +41 27 761 15 62
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
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4 based on 127 reviews

Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes

Reviewed By Woolnough R - Geneva, Switzerland

It's a 20 minute drive from Martigny but you won't regret it ! Lovely views of the Rhone valley on the way up. You can also take the train from Martigny ( the Martigny / Chamonix line ) with a station right in front of the zoo. It's a paradise for children as there is limited walking and lots of local animals everywhere, from marmotte to bear to lynx to deer, everything is well looked after and in close proximity. Staff are welcoming and don't miss a stop at the restaurant in front of the natural swimming pool. Too cold when we visited as there was still snow but the natural setting is to die for. Good local food and excellent fruit juice from the Valais. While you are in the region visit the other villages and admire the views.

8. Labyrinthe Aventure

route des Iles Vieilles 30 | Canton du Valais, Evionnaz 1902, Switzerland +41 27 767 30 90
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 136 reviews

Labyrinthe Aventure

Le plus grand labyrinthe permanent du monde

Reviewed By NicoleEtoy - Etoy

A lot of different games and attractions, as well as a Labyrinthe itself, can keep adults and children quite busy for several hours. There are great and innovative games for the children, while parents can sit confortably while watching them. The personnel are very pleasant, it is a family run business. Definetely, worth a visit!

9. Element Ski School

rue de Medran 27, Verbier 1936, Switzerland +41 79 272 52 30
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 140 reviews

Element Ski School

Element is a small Ski School in Verbier with a focus on quality and on making sure our clients have the best possible time on the mountain. The team is deliberately small - a hand-picked group of the very best, most experienced ski instructors. We run a variety of products with Private Ski Lessons, Performance Camps, Off-piste Camps, Women's Camps and Instructor Training Programmes. We want to take your skiing to the next level. It's that simple.

Reviewed By Stephen G

We spent a week with Emma Cairns in Verbier and cannot say enough about the experience to do it full justice. Emma is THE BEST ski instructor we have encountered in a lifetime of skiing. She brings great enthusiasm, superb teaching skill and a thorough knowledge of the Verbier resort. She is also a particularly lovely person with whom to spend a week on the slopes.
Element appears to espouse a truly client focussed approach to their ski school and it shows in their willingness to design client - specific itineraries on the fly so as to provide an exceptional skiing experience each day depending on skill level, conditions and culinary preferences. We felt very well looked after despite the “terrifying traverse” into Highway...
We will be back!

10. VerticAlp Emosson

Gare du funiculaire, Le Châtelard VS, Finhaut 1925, Switzerland
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 98 reviews

VerticAlp Emosson

In the heart of Espace Mont-Blanc, midway between Chamonix (F) and Martigny (CH), VerticAlp Emosson offers you a spectacular and unforgettable experience. Three unique rail systems take you to the amazing natural site of Emosson at an altitude of 1,965 m, facing the magnificent Panorama of the legendary Mont-Blanc.

Reviewed By The_Swiss_One - Switzerland

We started our excursion at the Châtelard (1125m) by riding the funicular with its impressive 87% slope to reach the Montuires (1825m) where we took the mini train to the minifunic that brought us up to the Emosson dam (1965m). All working there were extremely welcoming and helpful. We went up there with our toddler. We did not take the stroller but it would have been totally feasible to take one with us as there were not too many people.
Highly recommended excursion!

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