Discover the site
In the area of Chiboz, above Fully, the rocky promontory of Le Scex Rouge, situated at an altitude of 1230 m, is clearly visible from the Rhone valley plain. Archaeological investigations carried out there in 1996 and 1997 identified two significant settlements of the metal ages.
Towards the end of the 2nd millennium BC, at the end of the Bronze Age, a fortified settlement was built on the hill, surrounded by a defensive ditch. A massive dry-stone wall 4 to 10 m wide and a few residential buildings with adjoining kitchen gardens were built on the flattening. This first settlement is attested by pottery and an outstanding bronze axe. It is followed by a small hamlet at the end of the Iron Age around 450 BC. During this second phase of settlement, the wall was possibly strengthened and widened to protect the inhabitants from attack and a burial ground was built outside the settlement.
Visit the exhibition "Là-haut Da oben. Fortified settlements in the Valais, yesterday and today" at the World Nature Forum Naters. There you can admire a model of the site as well as finds from the archaeological excavations. The exhibition runs from 2 July to 9 September 2021.
The site is not marked and difficult to find.
The World Nature Forum in Naters is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 to 17.00.
Admission for adults Fr. 18.-; students and AHV (with legi) Fr. 15.-, children from 6 years Fr. 9.-, families Fr. 42.-, free with Raiffeisen card or museum pass.
Access & Contact
By public transport, you have to take the bus from Martigny-Gare to Fully. To reach the promontory of Scex-Rouge, a long hiking trail leads to Chiboz. The site is to the east of the road.
You can also drive to Chiboz by car.