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Galerie Défago
Galerie Défago
Galerie Défago

Galerie Défago

The Galerie Défago is a beautiful walk with view of Champéry.

Visitors to Champéry are often intrigued by the sight of an enormous sign, painted right onto the sheer rock wall on the other side of the valley. The red and white sign signals the Galerie Défago, one of the loveliest and most unique walks around Champéry.

The trail follows a natural ledge over 600 m long, which has been carved out in places to create a continuous passage along the cliff facing the village. The Galerie offers some of the best views of Champéry and over the whole Val d’Illiez, with the soaring church steeples of Val d'Illiez and Troistorrents in the distance.

Large wildflowers from the Adenostyles family bloom and flourish here as well. Walkers with vertigo should be forewarned; despite the barriers that run the length of the path, the sheer cliff walls and valley floor far below make for some very impressive views. During the hottest summer days, the trail is at its best in the morning or early afternoon before 2 pm, when the gallery is in the shade and the village of Champéry is in the sun.

Good to know: You can return to the village from the Cantine des Rives on the little Dents du Midi tourist train (free shuttle).

The Galerie path is closed in the Winter.

5.7 km
2 h
max. 1177 m
min. 1025 m
255 m
255 m

Altimetric profile


Styles : BaladeMountain
Public : FamilyOccasional hikersSeniorsSchool
Theme : Patrimony

Starting point

48-52 Route de la Fin Gare AOMC Champéry terminus
CH - 1874 Champéry
Lat : 46.175078Lng : 6.870408
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car park - Champéry cable car

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Open period

From 09/04 to 01/11/2022.

Subject to snow conditions.

Updated by

Région Dents du Midi SA - 03/02/2023
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