The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Banque Cantonale du Valais (BCV) and they celebrate this milestone with several events for their clients. One of these events took place at the Fondation Pierre Gianadda (FPG) in Martigny today. As I’ve got two tickets for that event I asked my Buddy Christoph if he would like to join me.

We’ve met up in Visp where we took the train to Martigny. From Martigny train Station we walked around 20 minutes to the Fondation Pierre Gianadda. At the entrance we’ve got the informations about this Event and I got a little present (a book about the collection of the BCV, as I’ve already have this book I gave it to Christoph). When we entered the building we noticed that there were a lot of People to see the Paul Cézanne-Expo. So we’ve decided to see the Collection of the BCV at the Vieil Arsenal, a building which was built by the Grandfather of Leonard Gianadda (President of the FPG). I was impressed by the quality of this collection with pieces from artists like Bieler, Ritz, Wüthrich, Olsommer and more.

Around midday we enjoyed a delicious Raclette at the big tent which was extra constructed in the park for this event. After a drink in the Café next to the incredible automobile collection it was time to hear a presentation by Martha Degiacomi, art historian of the FPG, about the „Paul Cézanne- Le Chant de la Terre“ expostition. It was really interesting to know more extended informations about it.

Around 2.30pm we left the FPG and walked back to the city centre of Martigny where we made a final break at the Café Barock. At 3.43pm we took the train back to Visp where I left the train and Christoph headed further to Brig.

Thanks a lot to Christoph for another great time with a lot of enjoyable stories and discussions.

Made some shots with my iPhone… have a look!