It is a small lost city in the middle of the Valais Canton, located in Val d’Herens / Swiss (not Val d’Isère / France).
This is a place where the time forgot… Most of the houses were built on solid pillars of century-old wood, and thus protect the cattle down and avoid climbers mices.
It’s hard to understand what people say because, although the French is official language, people here speak a local version of Arpitan.
And be aware when asking for the local speciality: polenta. Polenta use to be a famous italian recipe, made from potato. But here it is is just a chic version of a hot bread with cheese.