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Culture of Crans-Montana. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Lac Grenon Apart from the picturesque mountain landscapes, Crans-Montana is notable for its interesting cultural and historical attractions. One of the most beautiful historic buildings in the region houses the modern La Regent Conference Center. It regularly hosts important political events, and on certain days the congress center is open for tours. All comers can appreciate its exquisite decoration, as well as visit the halls in which meetings of famous politicians take place.
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There are many interesting museums within and around the city, including the Art'Collections Museum. Artworks of various styles are collected in this small museum. Here you can see paintings by contemporary artists, beautiful artistic photographs, as well as hand-made masks and unusual sculptures. This museum is sure to appeal to those who are not indifferent to modern art.
In the immediate vicinity of the city is the Musee du Vin - a specialized museum dedicated to winemaking traditions. It occupies a beautiful old building where a very diverse collection of exhibits is stored. For example, samples of the best wines that were produced in the region more than a hundred years ago. A significant part of the exhibition is occupied by glasses and other items that were used for serving and drinking wine in the past. Besides the unusual exhibits, the museum also features a very original design. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the nearby district of Sierre, you will find the Musée Rainer Maria Rilke. It is based in a very beautiful historic building, which has remained unchanged since its construction. The atmosphere of past centuries was restored in this beautiful old house as precisely as possible, many interesting antiquities are kept inside. Here you can see antique furniture made by local craftsmen, old household items, as well as a collection of artworks from various historical periods. The museum has gathered a rich collection of old tableware and a lot of personal belongings of the former owners of the house.
Etang Long Nearby is a unique religious landmark - the Valère Basilica. The exact date of foundation of this church is unknown, it has been repeatedly rebuilt since its construction in the Middle Ages. Now it keeps a lot of unique religious artifacts. The main treasure of this church is an old organ whose sound can be heard even today. It is considered to be the oldest functioning organ in the world.
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A very interesting and unusual attraction is the Bex Salt Mines. Their development began more than a hundred years ago, an active salt extraction was carried out here for several decades. Over time, the field has lost its relevance. Thanks to these salt mines, many new settlements were formed in the region. Now the old mines are converted into a museum so absolutely everyone is allowed to go down into them. For safety reasons, participants of the tour have to wear special equipment. They will be able to see with their own eyes those difficult conditions in which miners used to work in the past.
Etang Blanc A few minutes’ drive from the resort is the old castle Château de Vaas, which would be of interest to all fans of walking in historic places. This castle was built over 200 years ago to protect the local territories. However, it has never participated in major battles throughout its history. The historic fortress is perfectly preserved to this day, now an interesting historical museum operates within its walls. It has collected interesting antiquities, among which there are unique household items of the 18th and 19th centuries, portraits of the castle's former owners and their personal belongings. The castle is quite large, in summer it is surrounded by a lush landscaped garden.
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A very interesting themed museum is the Weinmuseum dedicated to the history of winemaking in the region. Some of the highest vineyards in the world are located not far from this museum. The museum building itself was once used as a major winery where the best wines were produced and stored. Now the old building, which in itself is a valuable historical site, houses an interesting collection of thematic exhibits. Here one can see the equipment that was used for the production of wine many years ago, old barrels for aging, as well as other unusual accessories related to the subject of winemaking. A mandatory part of a tour of this museum is the tasting of the best varieties of local wines.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Crans-Montana
♥   Basilique de Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maurice, 36.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas, Fribourg, 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Fribourg, 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 63.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica della Madonna Nera di Oropa, Sacro Monte di Oropa, 84.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Neuchâtel, 87 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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