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The Valais (Wallis in German) is a canton in southern Switzerland. It's home to the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn mountain, upscale Alpine resorts and upper Rhône River Valley vineyards. The resort town of Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn, offers numerous ski slopes and hiking on old mule traders' routes. It’s also a starting point for the scenic Glacier Express train. In the east is the huge Aletsch Glacier.