Thursday, 7 September 2017

Martigny, the Roman Site

In July, while spending the weekend in Heidi’s Country, we went to Martigny to visit the temporary exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Gianadda (see post of 26th July). This museum provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy art, history, vintage cars and culture.

Martigny is a day trip destination from the Lake Geneva region and Swiss ski resorts. If you like the Roman era, I strongly recommend that you visit this site which has many interesting Roman remains…

After we left the Gianadda museum, we went for a stroll in the pleasant town centre and its surroundings. 

Our visit ended with the Morand Distillery. Unfortunately, we could not visit, as it was closed, but we went to the distillery shop to make some purchases.

As pictures are worth a thousand words, here is a virtual tour.


The “Place Centrale” in the heart of Martigny is full of bar and restaurant terraces...and is the best spot for people watching.

Château de la Bâtiaz

Le Pont de la Bâtiaz 

La Chapelle de la Bâtiaz

La Dranse, a tributary of the Rhône

Morand Distillery shop