Our hostel Petit Vélan combines different ideas and possibilities. The encounter is paramount. Come over and get involved!
We welcome you to our coliving.frilingue at Petit Vélan

We are a small accommodation on the border with Italy and we do coliving and welcome digital nomads.

We also rent out our place by the week or by the day.

Furthermore, we also offer the following:

Ski touring weeks, yoga weeks, hiking weeks, FAMILY HOSTEL, COWORKING, language camps and math camp with friLingue, regular guest chefs

3 ski areas, beginners' lift within walking distance, more than 20 ski tour variants

4 double rooms, 2 four-bed rooms, 1 room with 7 beds

Common rooms, kitchen to cook yourself, Carnotzet

Countless hiking trails, mountain lakes, Aosta with gelati and pizza, thermal baths in Lavey and Saillon, Martigny with Gianadda Museum, Verbier, Gorges du Durnand, Great St. Bernard and our village disco ..

St. Bernhard Pass - A general subscription for 159 francs per year with a ski pass for the 3 ski areas and more than 15 attractions in summer

Attention: in the low season and when there is no program, the Petit Vélan is run as a self check-in hostel!
Double room with private shower
Shared room with shared bathroom





Bourg-St-Pierre, the last village before Italy, saw thousands of pilgrims and various armies pass by - including those of Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. You too will discover a few remains from bygone times, including one of the oldest church towers in Switzerland (1000 years),
Bourg-St-Pierre is located in the mountains at 1632 meters above sea level, in wild, snow-covered landscapes far from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
One of the variants of the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt touches Bourg-St-Pierre and continues from here towards the Matterhorn.
We and the mountains.
We stayed a couple of nights and absolutely loved it! Totally cool guests here from all over the world and something of open. The mountains are breathtaking. We'll definitely be back!
Jean van Mourik, Zürich
History of the valley

The first inhabitants of the Pays du St-Bernard were probably Etruscans, members of a northern Italian people. Around 500-450 BC The Celts invaded the Po Valley. The Veragrians settled with us in the districts of Saint-Maurice, Martigny and Entremont. After the annexation of Helvetia and the massacre of the Salassians (Celts from the Aosta Valley), the Romans decided to subjugate the Veragrians in order to secure sovereignty over the pass crossing at Mons Jovis or Mont Joux (Great Saint Bernard). When they entered the valley via the Mons Jovis, they encountered four tribes: The Uberians in the east the Seduner or "people of the hills" in the center, au center, the Veragrer on the axis of the Great Saint Bernard and the nantuates in the Lake Geneva region. These armed tribes established densely populated centers from which Sedunum (Sion), Octodurum (Martigny) and Agaunum (Saint-Maurice) emerged. They united against the Roman invaders; an expedition by General Galba in 54 BC BC to occupy the Great Saint Bernard and the Simplon Pass failed and the legionaries had to withdraw. Then the Roman eagles, the Aquilæ, did not return until forty years later under Augustus. Nothing is known of the living conditions under the Romans. We do know, however, that our valleys were devastated after the invasion of the barbarians, Huns and Saracens. The Saracens destroyed the monastery - the refuge of Bourg-Saint-Pierre - and in 972 the abbot of Cluny was captured at the bridge of Orsières. The Pays du St-Bernard belonged to the first kingdom of Burgundy until 1032 and then to the county of Savoy. In 1475, at the Battle of the Planta, the Valais won, and the Bishop of Sion became the spiritual and secular lord of the Lower Valais, with a governor in Saint-Maurice and a castellan in Sembrancher. It stayed that way until the end of the Ancien Régime in 1798. Then, after three years of independence and ten years as a department of the Simplon, the history of the Pays du St-Bernard merged with that of the canton of Valais.