German and French are the official languages of this large canton situated in the southern part of Switzerland. It has 342 000 inhabitants and 126 municipalities. Chief city: Sion. It is here that we can find 46 alpine fourthousanders including Matterhorn and Dufourspitze (4 634 meters), the highest peaks of Switzerland. Its economy is based on tourism, energy production, chemistry, pharmaceutical industry and agro-food. Are you one of the lovers of winter sports and Alps all the year round? In the Canton of Valais you will find an apartment or a summerhouse of your dreams.