Making rye bread

Grimentz Culture & Heritage Local produces & Gastronomy
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Take part in this unusual activity, learn how to make a loaf of traditional rye bread and bake it in a village oven

Rye bread, an ancient tradition...
In Valais, rye has been grown for centuries and making rye bread is one of the most ancestral regional traditions.
This region with its mountains and extreme temperatures offers good conditions to rye. In the past, the inhabitants used to keep the rye bread for several months: the village's oven was lit 2 or 3 times a year to bake their stock of bread.

Nowadays, you can experience this tradition by taking part in the "Making rye bread" activity organized in St-Luc and Grimentz

The activity takes place as follows :

1. Explanation
2. Making rye bread
3. Baking followed by an aperitif

Practical information

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum 6 participants
  • Activity in French
  • Meeting point at the commonal oven (below the sawmill)
  • Book online or at Tourist Offices until 5pm on Wednesday


  • Office du Tourisme de Grimentz
    +41 27 476 17 00 -



Rue du Village 119
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.18036
Longitude : 7.57601