The house of culture, baptized " Le Nînd'Art ", is a space of 160 m2 dedicated to the culture and heritage of Nendaz.
Located in the old quarters of Haute-Nendaz, it offers numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year. A collection of photos, videos and stories are also presented to the general public in our multimedia room.
Charles-Frédéric Brun, nicknamed le Déserteur, arrived in Nendaz in the middle of the 19th century. Thanks to his colourful paintings, he brought a little joy into the farmers' modest homes which were built, at that time, with very low ceilings and tiny windows. In exchange, the villagers gave him a bowl of soup and a crust of bread. He lived homeless, hiding from the police between Nendaz and the val d’Hérens, until he died in 1871.
Le Déserteur 2021 is a series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles-Frédéric Brun, otherwise known as the Déserteur. The entire project was initiated and coordinate by Yvan Fournier, vice-president of the 'Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Nendard' (ASPN). It consist of :