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Guided visits

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Daily at Barryland

Be there when the St. Bernards of the Barry Foundation are being fed and groomed; watch them play or sleep; watch how excited they are when they are taken for a walk, and get a chance to meet one of our St. Bernards up close and personal for a photo session with selected dogs.

Petting and taking pictures

Our dog carers are available with a St. Bernard at designated times. These dogs are used to being handled by adults and children and enjoy being petted and photographed. To avoid stressing the dogs, visitors are admitted in small groups at a time. Slot bookings are not accepted. We kindly ask for your understanding if the carers decide to cut a photo session short: Our dogs are very patient indeed but there are days when they prefer to relax, as we all do.

Designated times for visitors to pet a St. Bernard and take pictures:10:30
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
16:30

Feeding the dogs

Just like their ancestor, the wolf, St. Bernards are carnivores (meat eaters). That does not mean that the dogs only eat meat: The ancestors of modern dogs ate their prey whole, including bones, tendons and mainly plant-based stomach and intestinal contents. This provided them with the right combination of vitamins and minerals, which are particularly important for large animals such as our St. Bernards to ensure a healthy bone structure. As with humans, dogs’ nutritional requirements vary throughout their life cycle (growing puppy, adult dog and older age). For this reason, our breeders carefully determine the correct food type and quantity and make sure that our St. Bernards do not become overweight. Puppies up to six months are fed three to four times a day, whereas dogs of six months or older twice a day. The dogs are fed in the outdoor enclosure, and watching them is always a rewarding sight. The St. Bernards rest for about two hours after eating, during which time we do not take them for long walks. We kindly ask that visitors respect the dogs’ resting time and not knock on the windows or try to attract their attention in the outdoor enclosure.

Dog feeding time:17:15
17:15

Puppies

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Barryland breeds puppies two or three times a year. The puppies stay at Barryland for four weeks, and their arrival is announced on our website and in Facebook. The Barryland is particularly worth a visit at these times.

It is always moving to watch these clumsy, undisciplined, playful, dozy, greedy little fur balls, accompanied by their often very protective mother. For the sake of their health and wellbeing, petting and touching of young St. Bernards are not permitted.

If you have fallen in love with our puppies, you can watch them via live streaming.

Puppies at BarrylandBetween 20 July
and 17 August 2018

Exhibitions

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by Christophe Huguenin

Up until 24 June 2018, glass blower Christophe Huguenin from Trient will be celebrating 30 years of glass art with a unique exhibition.

At Barryland in Martigny, Christophe Huguenin has opened up his glass-blowing workshop to the public and is showcasing pieces from his 30 years of work in didactic artistic display cases. In order to meet his clients' diverse requirements, Christoph Huguenin has developed a range of different glass-working techniques since 1988: glass pipes and rods are heated to a high temperature with a blow torch to soften them, and the glassblower then turns the pipe and blows into the molten glass at just the right moment to obtain the shape desired. The glassblower uses this technique to produce decorative items as well as items for technical applications—for example for use in laboratories—for which accurate measurements and optimal functionality are required.

More variety and creativity is required for decorative items: here, Christoph Huguenin draws on his experience and his talent to produce fascinating art pieces. His creations divide the light producing ever new and mesmerising variations.

Visit Martigny

Combine your visit to Barryland with other activities in Martigny and elsewhere in the Valais region. Here are just a few places to see and things to do:

Roman amphitheatre
The second-century amphitheatre is just next to Barryland and is used to this day as a venue site.

Pierre Gianadda Foundation
The famous art foundation hosts a constant succession of world-class temporary exhibitions: Nearly 10 million visitors have come here to admire works from private collections and the great museums of the world.

Tissières Foundation, Geosciences Museum
Since 2001, the Foundation has devoted itself to information, popularisation and animation in geosciences. It is also engaged in ecotourism, promoting sustainable natural and cultural tourism.

Western-style town
A 10,000 m2 theme park offers children over 3 years fun, games and adventures with more than 70 attractions.

Marécottes Alpine Zoo
This zoological garden is the highest in Europe, situated at an elevation of 1100 m, surrounded by fir and larch woods. The swimming pool is open from June onwards.