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Valais Bisses Museum

To know everything on the history of the bisses

First of all: what is a bisse? It is an irrigation canal with a gentle slope that take the water from mountain streams and rivers to agricultural land, mainly the meadows and vineyards.  

The museum relates the history of the bisses over the centuries. It is on 4 floors in Botyre, on the cantonal road between Anzère and Sion. It offers visitors a veritable trip back in time on its 270 m2 of exhibition area.  Close to 1,000 documents and hundred of objects help visitors to understand why the bisses were so important for the region’s development for such a long time.  

Opening hours

After a decision taken by the Council of State on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the Museum is closing its doors from october 22nd until further notice. We thank you for your understanding  

July and August open everyday

Monday to friday :  2 pm - 7 pm
Saturday and sunday : 11 am - 7 pm




Musée des Bisses
Maison Peinte, rue du Pissieu 1,
1966 Botyre-Ayent
Tél: +41 (0)27 398 41 47  

Anzère Tourisme
Place du Village 8
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 399 28 00
Télé Anzère SA
Place de la télécabine 2
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 398 14 14
Anzère Spa & Wellness
Place du Village
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 398 77 77
Arbaz Tourisme
Place du Village 8
1972 Anzère
Tél 41 (0)27 399 28 00
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