Maison de la Forêt
28 Route de la Croix-de-Coeur
Maison de la FôretWhile Switzerland’s luxurious, modern cities exemplify its affluence, it’s high up in the mountains where the country’s traditions lie. To experience authentic Alpine life, travel up to La Tzoumaz in Valais and hike the senses trail in the Maison de la Fôret. You can walk the 1.6-mile path, which winds through forests and meadows, smelling the Swiss pine bark, listening for the squawk of the nutcracker, and tasting wild blueberries. Afterward, drop in to the Maison de la Fôret museum, which holds fascinating information about the area’s wildlife. It’s only open from May 28 through September 28, however, so plan your visit accordingly.