IN THE HEART OF THE ALPS
Our wonderful village, located in the heart of the rock massif of the Alps, in the luxuriant plain of the Rhone, will present you, by the following pages, its most beautiful trumps hoping that your visit will not be summarized to that of our site.
For many years, the people of Saxon have wanted to open up to the rest of Switzerland, Europe and the whole world. We could not fail to prove it using this new mode of communication.
How could we present our Commune without the risk of forgetting one or other of our treasures? A life, a place, a story can not be summed up in a few lines, but allow me however to encourage you to travel by sharing with you the jewels of our beautiful region. Have you never heard of the famous rock that overlooks our village and to which we gave the pretty name of “Pierre-à-Voir”.
Known to all Valaisans, this superb obelisk reminds all our visitors that they are well approaching the cradle of apricot. Although our slopes welcome all types of cultures, the Saxon can not depart from its favorite fruit that has been so well its ambassador to all gourmets.
You will not be able to visit us without lingering in the gardens of the Casino de Saxon. Do you perceive the soul of its illustrious visitors of yesteryear? The Russian writer Dostoevsky, the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi and many others have stayed in this beautiful place, so well preserved witness of our past. But you will not forget the other riches that await you throughout the discovery of our village.
A WARM WELCOME
You will appreciate the diversity of our cultures and will find the taste of the authenticity in the heart of a region which sports during certain periods of the year flamboyant colors. Wherever you come from, wherever you go, you will be surprised by the simple but so warm welcome of the Saxon.
Come visit us! You will leave only regretting that your stay did not last longer. We can assure you that you will return to Saxon.
The President of the Township of Saxon