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The Valais (Wallis in German) is Switzerland’s third-largest canton and the region has the driest climate of the whole country. Fully twenty percent of the canton is covered by glaciers and it is the region of 4,000-metre peaks - first of all the world famous majestic Matterhorn (in many people’s mind the Matterhorn stands for Switzerland, like the Eiffel Tower stands for France…). The canton’s uncountable vineyard owners produce some of the finest wine in the country! And in every village you’ll find a traditional Valaisian-style chalet, serving up the local speciality raclette (slices of melted cheese with boiled potatoes and mixed pickles).
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