SUMMER PRESSKIT 2021 - CARPE DIEM
CARPE DIEM - Time to relax
Crans-Montana is a place where you can forget the stress of daily life and live fully in the moment. Designated a “Family Destination”, the region caters to families with its wide range of activities and entertainment. Wellness and shopping enthusiasts are invited to relax in one of the beautiful spas and treat themselves in the Rue du Prado, the street that brings together the finest luxury brands. As for gourmets, they can savour a varied and international cuisine, from mountain huts offering traditional dishes to award-winning restaurants. A casino, a bowling alley, a 3D cinema and a wide choice of bars and clubs make Crans-Montana a popular spot for visitors looking for a dynamic and vibrant destination.
Local products and World gastronomy
In Crans-Montana, whether in the resort or on the mountain, 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, two Michelin-starred establishments, Franck Reynaud‘s L’Hostellerie du Pas de l’Ours and Yannick Crepaux’s LeMontBlanc. Thanks to their incredible talent, these two French chefs, who have settled in Valais, sensitively interpret every flavour in our local produce.
But that's not all. Together with Le Guarda Golf, Le Rawyl, Tout un Art, Le XIXe, Le Café Cher-Mignon and Chetzeron, Crans-Montana offers not less than 8 restaurants that got awarded precious Gault & Millau points in 2021.
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 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.
There are lots of events in Crans-Montana related to tasting and local produce, allowing you to discover the specialities of the region :
- Open Cellars
- Montana market
- Food & Bisse
- Wine & Terroir fair
- 1st August
- Le Temps du Cornalin