One of the most beautiful sites near Champéry, Barme is a bucolic alpine valley where tranquil herds of livestock graze in meadows strewn with impressive blocks of white limestone. Countless alpine creatures make their homes in the shady forests that cover the valley's steep hillsides.
From Grand Paradis, take the pedestrian trail past Les Clous, through the Champ de Barme and up the vertiginous ‘Braye’ passage. It is 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; the two quaint mountian inns offer delicious local specialties to refresh and revitalize the intrepid hiker.
Best time of year
- Picnic area
- Car park
- Coach access
Departure from Grand-Paradis