Towns & villages
Crête-à-l'Oeil, La Vernaz and les Agettes are the three villages which make up the municipality of Les Agettes. This municipality's now merged with Sion, capital of the Valais.
The villages of Les Agettes and Veysonnaz dominate the Rhone Valley and offer a stunning view over the Bernese Alps.
It is a wonderful place to live, close to the valley and its facilities, but also close to the mountains and the Ours gondola or the tourist facilities and activities of Veysonnaz.
From the village of Les Agettes, the highest of the three, you can reach the Mayens-de-Salins and the grand bisse of Vex. The 18th century chapel of the Visitation is well worth a visit. Further up, in the Mayens-de-Sion, several chapels are also particularly interesting.
The village of La Vernaz, in the centre, is a practical starting point for your walks along the Bisse de Salins. The tourist office of Les Agettes is located here. On the last weekend in September, the famous Racl'Agettes event, dedicated entirely to raclette cheese, takes place in this village.
To the west of the village of Crête-à-l'Oeil, the lowest of the three hamlets, magnificent orchards are farmed. To the east, walkers can enjoy the forêt de Salins and its magical pine trees.
- Free parking
- Accessible by public transport