There is no shortage of caves in the Valais region - and on this excursion we chose one that promised fairies! La Grotte aux Fées, the first touristically developped cave in the country - or as the wall painting says: "One of the wonders of Switzerland"
The restaurant at the entrance of the cave.
It was really hot outside, but the cave has a constant temperature of 10° so I put on some extra clothes. Actually I was kind of perplex to see other visitors come in nothing but shorts and t-shirts - the website clearly warns about the cold inside...
Washed out rocks in many colors
Walking around the pond and under the waterfall
View from behind the waterfall
The weather was a bit unsure and changed between light rain and sunshine. So to be on the safe side, an art museum was next on our trip: The Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny.
Since we arrived during a sunny phase, we first walked around the park that is home to a lot of sculptures.
Les baigneurs - Niki de Saint Phalle
Wolfes on the way to the pond...
Olivier insited that I should pose like this!
We also went to see the current exhibition about "Matisse and his time". But I have to say, I am not a big fan of his work and the other artists on display like Picasso. Not my style.
Honk if you like snakes :-)
He was about to say: "The weather is bad, wait a bit" but I prevented him with: "We've got ice cream!" And we all know that you can't let that melt, can we...
So much wind, even my picture got blurry... Our little island on the right.
Running in from the harbour.
I filmed a short video, so you can see for yourself how bad it had become very quickly:
I am really glad we didn't wait for the rain to stop, because it was there to stay for some hours! Inbetween it was so bad that you could only see a few meters out.
Still raining, but clearer. There weren't many people on that ship...
Fortunately by the evening the rain stopped. Because there was another firework at night! And it was even better than the week before.
So we ended in the same spot where I had started my morning the day before.