WINTER PRESSKIT 2020/21 - CARPE DIEM
CARPE DIEM - A PRECIOUS MOMENT
Crans-Montana is a place where you forget everyday stresses and enjoy the present moment fully. Wellbeing and shopping fans are invited to relax in one of the wonderful spas and to treat themselves in the Rue du Prado, the street to find top luxury brands. As for gourmets, they can delight in varied and international gastronomy. A casino, a bowling alley, a 3D cinema and lots of bars and clubs make Crans-Montana a place which is much appreciated by visitors looking for a dynamic and lively destination.
Local products and World gastronomy
In Crans-Montana, whether in the resort or on the pistes, when tastebuds quiver every gourmet will find what they’re looking for amongst the huge choice of restaurants which vary from mountain huts to Michelin-starred establishments.
Quality local produce, numerous foodie events, passionate craftspeople and chefs illustrate the wealth of gastronomy in our region. Moreover, it is a great joy for Crans-Montana to include amongst its numerous restaurants, one Michelin-starred establishment, Franck Reynaud‘s L’Ours. Thanks to his incredible talent, this French chef, who has settled in Valais, sensitively interpret every flavour in our local produce. Although his creations retain a hint of the south, they should naturally be savoured with a fine Valais wine.
If exotic cuisine makes your mouth water, you’re in the right place. Crans-Montana is an ideal departure point for a gourmet world tour, where every meal can be a change of scenery, whether from Lebanon, Japan or Portugal. And if you’re missing raclette or other Valais specialities, there are plenty of mountain huts and restaurants which will be delighted to welcome you for a traditional mountain dish.
Beautiful boutiques in the heart of the Alps
Some 120 shops and boutiques will satisfy shopping fans. Treat yourself in the Rue du Prado, where you’ll find the top luxury brands, discover this season’s sporting trends, stroll past the jewellery store windows or pick up the latest fashionable decorative object, everyone will find their joy amongst the many shopping possibilities which make Crans-Montana a real open-air shopping centre in the heart of the Alps.
Take care of yourself
With its exceptionally high sunshine hours and air purity, Crans-Montana is an ideal place to look after yourself. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both fresh and saltwater, massages, hammams and jacuzzis, visitors to Crans-Montana in search of wellbeing will find a wide range of spas with different facilities and attentive service. Beauty salons, yoga lessons and natural therapy centres will complete your fitness break.
A region of first-class vineyards
Crans-Montana’s reputation is well established as a gastronomic destination with two star-rated chefs, high-quality local specialities and a wide range of exotic cuisine. However, it is important to remember that Crans-Montana is also a first-rate wine region and that wine tourism is becoming increasingly important.
The Salon des Vins et Terroir is taking place each year in March at the Régent Congress Centre. The event attracts an enthusiastic public, delighted to become acquainted with 14 wine producers from the Haut Plateau. In springtime, it’s the sunny vineyard-covered hills that welcome lovers of Petite Arvine and other grapes when wine cellars hold open house at the end of May. And in September, epicureans are invited to take part in the Temps du Cornalin, an event that each year celebrates the oldest and most prestigious red wine in the Valais.
The winegrowers also organise many events all over the year right in their vineyards to help you discover their world of epicurean pleasures. You can participate in the grape harvests, visit the Castle of Vaas or enjoy various wine tastings.