'The most famous woman in Europe' 200 years ago
She died on 14 July 1817 as "arguably the most famous woman in Europe". In the English-speaking world, her works may be largely forgotten. She is remembered most fondly in a village near Geneva:Germaine Necker, known to history as Madame de Staël.
Living the cliché: reel Switzerland
Switzerland, as the Swiss themselves know, is a cliché of mountains, snow, yodelling, banking, 500 years of peace, and cuckoo clocks. Now, a one-time location scout for television chain Home Box Office in Los Angeles, Cornelius Schregle, has put together a 400-page picture book of foreigners' clichés of Switzerland in films.
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The Swiss commune that helped change ecology
A traditional village in the Upper Valais helped give the world two of the most influential ideas today in sociology and environmental activism.
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The fine-food restaurant at the end of the Swiss universe
Closed 6-23 November 2017 inclusive for vacation
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Sion's Swiss Book Fair
Le Petit Prince in Oberwallisertütsch, and a 600-page love letter to Switzerland
Lens re-opens our eyes to the Symbolists
Wonder where the Sixties hippy art style came from? Or the fairytale animations we’ve seen lately from Hollywood? The Pierre Arnaud gallery in Lens below Crans-Montana had an answer in a recent exhibition.
Maybe weird but also wonderful: Valais Festival of New Music
Music from helicopters, a Swiss men's choir swinging back and forth on hydraulic pistons in a church, a political Tibetan pop-rock group: ForumWallis's excursions into experimental music might sound more weird than wonderful — unless you're there.
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Leukerbad's thermal baths rated top
Leukerbad took first place among the thermal baths of Western Switzerland in a survey by the magazine of the family and leisure portal loisirs.ch