This idyllic and typically Swiss mountain village, lying between the Dents-du-Midi peaks and the summits of the Dents Blanches, is the dream starting point to explore the surrounding mountains and the Portes du Soleil area.
In Champery, all those who love the great outdoors and sports will find ideal conditions and infinite opportunities to satisfy their passions, while food-lovers can unwind in a setting where life is good.
In winter, the Grand Paradis tour...and the Dents-du-Midi
It takes a matter of minutes to travel on the cable car from the village centre to the ski slopes in Champery-Les Crosets. What could be better after a full day than sitting down to a fine fondue, accompanied by a delicious glass of wine in one of the many restaurants in the centre of Champery village?
In summer, a world-renowned MTB park
Looking out from Champery village, dominated as it is by the majestic Dents-du-Midi peaks, it's easy to see what attracted the first Alpinists to the area at the the start of the 20th century.
You too can discover the valley's wonders by following in the footsteps of these early explorers, all the way to Antheme lake or Barme refuge.
For all those adrenaline-seekers, get out your MTB and take the cable car up to the Bike Park and its maintained tracks.
Brave souls might want to try the 2007 World Cup track, others will go for the Grand Paradis route, which is part of the Portes du Soleil MTB tour.
Accommodation in Champéry :
7 Classified Hotel including :
2 2 3
1 Tourist homes
1 auberge de jeunesse, 4 gîtes de montagne, 8 chambres d'hôte.
1 Camping car parking
Monday 1st of August 2016.
The highlight of the summer! For Swiss National Day, the village High Street is decorated from top to bottom and hums with activity from dawn till dusk. There will be costumed folklore groups, concerts, the famous 1st of August torchlight parade, fireworks and more!
From Tuesday 2 to Sunday 14 August 2016 at 7.30 PM.
The intimate setting and unpretentious conviviality of this festival puts classical music centre stage for a truly moving experience! From orchestras to soloists, from piano to string to wind instruments, the Rencontres spans the gamut from baroque to romantic and even contemporary music.
Friday 5 August 2016 between 4 PM and 8 PM.
Wine lovers and wine-makers meet in the village High Street for the most convivial of aperitifs. Come sample and buy great wines right from the source!
Sunday 7 August 2016 between 8 AM and 4 PM.
Part bike race, but mostly just a good excuse to ride out with friends, the Raid du Val d’Illiez will take you on a 39km tour of some of the best bike trails in the Portes du Soleil.
Saturday 13 August 2016 at 11 AM.
Traditional music, dancing and costumes with the Champéry 1830 folklore group. Food and drink available for purchase.
Sunday 14 August 2016 at 7.30 AM.
Journée dédiée aux 50 ans de l’Église de Champéry, lieu de foi et d'histoire
Dimanche 21 août 2016. 09h00-11h20 : Contre-la-montre Champéry - Val-d'Illiez - Champéry 14h15-17h30 : Etape en ligne (Champéry) Monthey - Champéry 17h50 : Remise des prix
Champéry a le plaisir d’accueillir le Tour du Chablais Léman – Portes du Soleil. Cette course « Amateurs Elites » quittera l’hexagone pour la première fois de son histoire et traversera les 3 Chablais (Français, Valaisan et Vaudois).
Sunday 28 August 2016 between 11 AM and 5 PM.
We predict breakneck speeds, a few wicked crashes and lots of laughs for the 2nd annual Champéry Soapbox Derby !