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Pierre Arnaud Foundation

1, route de Crans
1978 Lens, Suisse
Case Postale 39

T + 41 27 483 46 10
info fondationpa.ch


Calculate your itinerary

From Geneva

Train CFF to Sion/Brig, get off at Sion (approx. 2h. journey, departure every 30 min. approx.)
From in front of Sion railway station, take the bus for Crans-sur-Sierre, and get off at Lens "Fondation Pierre Arnaud" bus-stop (approx. 30 min.)

From Zurich

Train CFF to Sierre/Sion via Visp, get off at Sierre or Sion (approx. 3h. journey, departure approx. every hour)
From Sion railway station, take the bus (Postal Bus) for Crans-sur-Sierre, and get off at Lens "Fondation Pierre Arnaud" bus-stop (approx. 30 min. 1 or 2 buses per hour)

Time-table from Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Bern, Zurich or any other place.

From Sion

From Sion train station, the postbus line Sion/Crans-sur-Sierre leads you to Lens (bus stop "Lens Fondation Pierre Arnaud", twice per hour.

See the SMC Bus timetable


A car park is available for cars and coaches, next to the art center (500 m). It is accessible to disabled people.

In Switzerland

Motorway A9 direction «Lausanne/Vevey/Grd-St-Bernard/Simplon», take the exit 28 «Sierre-Ouest». Follow signposts to Crans Montana, then Lens.
You can also take the Lötschberg tunnel if you are coming from German-speaking Switzerland.

From Crans-Montana

From Crans-Montana, take the road west to Lens, Sion. Just before arriving in Lens, the Art Centre is on your right.

From Chamonix

If you arrive in Switzerland via the Forclaz Pass, take the motorway A9 to Martigny.

From Aoste

If you arrive in Switzerland via the Grand-Saint-Bernard tunnel, join the motorway A9 at Martigny.

From Milan

If you arrive in Switzerland via Domodossola and the Simplon Pass, at Brig follow the signposts to Siders/Sierre, then Crans-Montana, and Lens.


Geneva-Cointrin International Airport (approx. 2h30 from the Foundation)
Zurich International Airport (approx. 3h30 from the Foundation)
Sion Airport (30 minutes from the Foundation, available for private flights)


Opening Times

Art Center (during the exhibition times)

WED-SUN10:00 - 18:00

Mondays and Tuesdays closed

027 483 46 10
WE - SUN10:30 - 18:30

Mondays and Tuesdays closed

027 483 46 11

Entrance fees

  • Adults CHF 12.-
  • Seniors (AVS) and AI/disabled CHF 10.-
  • Students CHF 8.-
  • Children (under 10) free
  • Families CHF 30.-
  • Groups (from 10) CHF 10.-
  • Private group tours CHF 150.-

  • Free entrance for members of the Friends’ Association, as well as for holders of the Swiss Museum passport card and of the Raiffeisen credit card.


    Disabled People

    The Art Centre is accessible throughout for disabled people.

    A panoramic lift links all levels of the Centre. It also goes up to the public roof garden which is equipped with a handrail. People in wheelchairs can access the Centre this way or through the main entrance.

    Families with young children

    Families with young children are welcome at the Art Centre. Please note that pushchairs are not allowed in our exhibition areas. Baby carriers are available at the reception desk. 

    The building has a nursing room and nappy-change facilities.


    Located in the commune of Lens, on the high plateau between Sierre and Sion and near the tourist resort of Crans-Montana, the Pierre Arnaud Foundation is in the vicinity of a vast choice of places to stay.

    Crans-Montana Tourism

    Various packages including your stay, transport and accommodation will soon be ready and available for visitors and tourism professionals.


    Situated on the right bank of the Rhone, between Sierre and Sion, in a region that enjoys an optimal amount of sunshine and is easily accessible in all seasons, the Pierre Arnaud Foundation lies at the crossroads of numerous possibilities for visiting and hiking in the area.

    Commune of Lens
    Crans-Montana Tourism
    Valais, Les Alpes-Source

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        Closed Mondays and Tuesdays


        Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Contact
      • Pierre Arnaud Foundation
        Centre d’Art, Lens ⁄ Montana
        P.O. Box 39
        1, route de Crans
        1978 Lens, Switzerland

        Tel : 027 483 46 10
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