At the foot of the Dents Blanches, Barme is a bucolic alpine valley where placid herds of livestock graze in meadows strewn with erratic blocks of white limestone. Countless alpine creatures make their homes in the valley's steep, forested hillsides.
From Grand Paradis, take the pedestrian path past Les Clous, along the river through the Champ de Barme and up the vertiginous trail called La Braye. It is a steep walk up, but the changing landscapes and breathtaking views are well worth the effort. Once on the plateau, walkers can admire a multitude of alpine flowers and the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Dents du Midi and the Dents Blanches mountains, soaring above the sunny valley. From Barme, walkers can continue up a trail to the place called Sous la Dent, which offers a lovely view over Champéry Village far below.
Good to know; two quaint mountian huts offer delicious local specialties to refresh and revitalize the intrepid hiker and cosy lodgings for overnight stays.
Best time of year
- Picnic area
- Car park
- Coach access
Departure from Grand-Paradis