Renovation in the heart of the village!
The Hamlet of Baar


At 736 meters above sea level, Baar is a village on the right bank of the Printse, overlooking the town of Sion. It is divided into two parts, Baar for the summit and Plan-Baar for the plateau. A bus stop and elementary school are just a few meters away.

Watered by the Bisse de Baar, the many fields of apricot trees add a bucolic touch to this charming village. The bisse originates below the Château de Brignon and also irrigates the Pravidondaz and Turin areas (in the commune of Sion). It was built before 1456. As Nendaz's lowest-altitude bisse, it remains passable for most of the year.

The village hosts annual carnival festivities, and in summer a fruit stand between Baar and Brignon gives you the chance to buy locally grown apricots.
Renovation in the heart of the village!
The Hamlet of BaarRenovation in the heart of the village!
The Hamlet of Baar


Baar is a small village in the commune of Nendaz in central Valais, on the left bank of the Rhône valley. One of its special features is that it extends over an area of 8,593 hectares, from the fertile plain of Aproz at 492 meters to the eternal snows of the Rosablanche at 3,336 meters.

Comprising some fifteen villages and hamlets, it is home to over 7,000 Nendards and Nendettes, a figure that is constantly rising (the 5,000 mark was reached in 1989, 6,000 in 2012 and 7,000 in 2023). What's more, Nendaz is also a vacation destination with over 22,000 beds, renowned in particular for its position at the heart of one of Europe's largest ski areas, the 4 Valleys, and for its eight "bisses" (irrigation channels), a witness to our history.

In May 2011, Nendaz became the first commune to be awarded 3 stars.

This distinction is awarded if at least three recognized measures are implemented in each of the following six areas:

  • municipal policy

  • events and festivals

  • family and solidarity

  • schools

  • economy and tourism

  • public spaces

In 2016, Nendaz successfully renewed its "Commune en santé" label.

The "Commune en santé" label was created by Promotion Santé Valais in collaboration with the Centre Alimentation et Mouvement to recognize municipalities that contribute to promoting public health in their area. By proposing targeted actions, the municipality plays a central role in improving the environment and quality of life for its citizens.

Nendaz is currently proposing 39 measures, far more than the 18 requested by the certification body.

- Bike4car action
- appointment of a delegate for the integration of the Nendaz Sport network
- creation and improvement of various playgrounds
- refund of CHF 50 on children's and young people's ski passes (up to and including the twentieth year)
- subsidy for the purchase of electric bicycles
- family vouchers worth CHF 350 per child
- organization of polysports camps for children during the autumn vacations