Making Rye Bread

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Take part in this very  unusual activity offered in year-round, by making a loaf of traditional rye bread and baking it in a communal oven.

Rye bread, an ancient tradition...
Rye has been grown in Valais 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 organised 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 4 participants
  • Activity in French or English
  • Meeting point in front of the House of the Bourgeoisie
  • Book until 5pm the day before the event


Office du Tourisme de Saint-Luc
+41 27 476 17 10




Place de la Marmotte
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.22046
Longitude : 7.59749