This may be the heart of the Alps, but in the local dialect, Val-d'Illiez means 'valley of water', which helps explain how much water has shaped and influenced everything from our geography to our daily lives. No visit to the Illiez Valley is complete without some kind of aquatic activity!
The Champéry Palladium is a great place to start, with both an indoor and outdoor pool and a multitude of aquatic activities on offer, from swimming lessons to water aerobics, aquabike and baby swimmers.
Thrill seekers can follow a local canyoning guide down one of the valley's many riverbeds, while those in search of a more contemplative sport can spend a quiet afternoon fishing on the banks of Chalet Rosalie's trout ponds.
For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, take a dip in the restorative thermal spring waters at the Val d'Illiez Thermes Parc. While you're there, you can treat yourself to a massage or one of the many beauty treatments available.