The Association Artisanale et Culturelle de Vercorin aims to help maintain activities in the village center through occasional events. It has also opened a creative hobby workshop in the village center, opposite the Hôtel des Mayens. It collaborates with the various village societies and with Vercorin Tourisme.
Our craft and cultural activities
Les hivernales et estivales artisanales: craft market with Valais artisans during the high seasons at the Parc à Moutons.
The health - nature - crafts market: takes place every two years at the end of July in the streets of Vercorin and on the festival square.
The Christmas market takes place on the first weekend in December, at the Maison Bourgeoisiale, in the Parc à Moutons and on the central square. During this market, St. Nicolas comes to visit us on Sunday afternoons.
4 exhibitions are organized during the year: in February, July-August, October and during the festive season. These are mainly painting, watercolor and photography exhibitions. They last between 3 and 5 weeks in summer.
A week-long gospel workshop is organized in collaboration with Vercorin Tourisme and Geneva's School of VocalArt, culminating in a concert in the school hall.
A piano concert is organized in early August at the church. Classical music lovers come together.
Occasionally, a Gospel concert is organized during the Advent season.
Creative leisure workshop
Craft workshops are organized for children aged 4 to 12 once a week on Saturdays, and 3 times a week in high season.
A knitting workshop is organized every Wednesday afternoon for locals, tourists and R2. Just bring your knitting, no registration required.
Children's craft workshops are also held during events such as the Fête des Rois, Carnaval, Easter, the Marché Santé-Nature-Artisanat, during Gospel week, the Désalpe, Halloween and the Christmas market. They are offered to children either by the organizing Society or by Ascave.
Organize a 5th exhibition during the Easter period.
Organize a day in Vallet Street and the Maison Bourgeoisiale for Valais writers.
Mrs Claude Franzetti
Rue de la Poste 2, 3967 Vercorin
079 715 77 38
The new Société de Développement Vercorin (SDV) was created in a context in which the creation of the SA du Tourisme (VTSA) in 2020 fundamentally altered its raison d'être and its operations, both in terms of its mandate and its resources. In a nutshell, the VTSA had to find its own space and field of action, and set up a committee that was as representative as possible.
As a result, the SDV now has a seat on the VTSA Board of Directors, where it exercises part of its powers, debating with the other board members the destination's tourism challenges, both present and future. In so doing, the SDV is reviving one of the traditional functions of the SDs in the Valais, namely to represent and defend the interests of village tourism.
But it's just as much on the ground - the village and its surroundings - that the SDV intends to focus its energy, federating the associative milieu, promoting those traditional, artisanal, cultural, sporting and innovative events which throughout the four seasons enliven our social and recreational life. In this respect, and thanks to a fund granted by the Commune and the contributions of our association's members, the SDV is today able to encourage and financially support the initiatives of local societies and organizing committees, thereby helping to make our village ever more lively and attractive, for its inhabitants and guests alike.
By 2022, the SDV will have supported some twenty events. We owe this, of course, to our contributors - the Commune and the SDV's paid-up members - but also to the commitment of the dozens of volunteers who spare neither their strength nor their time to build the conviviality of our village. To them, thank you!
And if you're a resident of Vercorin - permanent or temporary - and would like to join this corps of volunteers for one event or another, welcome! And a warm welcome to those who would like to join the SDV as paying members, because your contribution and your ideas can only enrich the SDV and our village.
Lieu de mémoire et d'exposition
The house, acquired in 1912 by the artist couple Édouard and Marguerite Vallet-Gilliard, became an exhibition venue in 2013, where a new exhibition is presented to the public every summer.
The Fondation Édouard Vallet building is worth discovering both for its heritage value and for the exhibitions it offers. One room has been preserved as it was when the artists lived there, and the other rooms, as well as the former cellar, are used to present works by Édouard and Marguerite Vallet-Gilliard as well as contemporary creations. Cultural mediation activities are offered during the exhibition period.
Rue Edouard Vallet 9, 3967 Vercorin
+41 (0)27 455 10 00
Founded in 1984, the Association des Amis du Vallon de Réchy aims to raise awareness of the need to preserve the Vallon, but also to promote its natural beauty.
Another of the Association's aims is to promote walking tourism. It therefore offers a number of activities, including guided walks to discover the region and learn a little more about its magnificent natural resources.
Case postale 52, 3966 Réchy
Association of owners and tenants of second homes in Vercorin.