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Saint-Maurice

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Saint-Maurice, or Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, is a small city located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is also the capital of the district and of the municipality of Saint-Maurice. The district of Saint-Maurice (district) is composed with 9 municipalities (commune, Gemeinde): Collonges, Dorénaz, Evionnaz, Finhaut, Massongex, Salvan, St-Maurice, Vernayaz and Vérossaz. On 1 January 2013, the former municipality of Mex merged into the municipality of Saint-Maurice.The city of Saint-Maurice is the site of the Roman outpost of Agaunum and the mediaeval St. Maurice's Abbey, which has become a famous high school in Switzerland (Collège de Saint-Maurice).Saint-Maurice is located at the entrance a pass leading to the upper part of the Rhône valley. As such, it has a strategic importance, and defence work were built from the 15th century to control this access. The Fortress Saint-Maurice was constructed in the surrounding mountainsides from 1880 through 1995.HistorySaint-Maurice is first mentioned in 200 as Acaun Gal. In respect to Saint Maurice, the name was changed from Acaunum (Agaune) to Saint-Maurice in 1003.
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Religious Site
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Scex
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave
La Grotte aux Fees
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Chateau de Saint-Maurice
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Spa
Les Bains de Lavey Lavey-les-Bains
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Aquaparc Le Bouveret
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Swiss Vapeur Parc Le Bouveret
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Fondation Pierre Gianadda Martigny
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