In Switzerland, precisely in the canton of Valais, there is a small town where cultural traditions are still alive today. This place is known as commerce and is part of the Val d’Entremont. The population, which before World War II, about seventy now only twenty, but with great initiative and intelligence have made a very original idea.
Those who wish may in fact spend a holiday in commerce and stay in century-old barns converted into exclusive accommodation with modern facilities including internet access, heating system running on solar energy and hotel services upon request. These housing are located at an altitude of 1450 meters and enjoy a breathtaking view over the peaks of Mont Blanc and Mont Velan. The furnishings combine tradition and modernity and renewal of facilities is designed to preserve their original character.
The agency that organizes trips is called Montagne Alternativeand in addition to lodging in the barn is also involved in helping the guests to play sports and outdoor activities based on an approach different from that of the most common destinations mountain, less invasive and more in harmony with nature.
More info www.montagne-alternative.com
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