With the third largest territory in the state of Vaud, Bex municipality stretches from the banks of the Rhône to the summit of Les Diablerets and is characterised by a wide variety of landscapes and a particularly rich range of colours.
Nestled at the foot of Montet Hill and sheltered from the wind, Bex village is located at the meeting point of the two valleys of Avançon de Nant and Avançon d’Anzeindaz. Higher up, Pont-de-Nant and the Solalex pasture make for wonderful excursions, in an abundant, welcoming natural environment, forming a haven of peace and healing for many visitors. With more than 3000 mountain plants classified by region, “La Thomasia” Alpine garden at Pont-de-Nant is the entrance to the Vallon de Nant Natural Reserve.
Crisscrossing clay-like soil, the vineyards of Bex produce a characteristic wine whose fame goes way beyond the canton’s borders. A large number of other natural sources feed the network with exceptional quality drinking water while a salt mine supplies the entire population in the Canton. The Salt Mines are also a not-to-be-missed attraction to visit while in the area.
A large number of events are organised in Bex regularly, such as the tri-annual “Bex & Art” – an exhibition of huge contemporary sculptures of national importance in a fantastic natural setting.