10:00 - 18:00

Calendar of events

Guided visits


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

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



Baltic du Grand St. Bernard – the youngest member of our Barry family

On 9 November 2019, the short-haired Baltic came into the world. The daughter of Patsch du Grand St. Bernard and von V’Barry du Grand St. Bernard, she will stay at the Barry Foundation and continue the tradition of the hospice St. Bernard dog.

You can visit Baltic in Barryland at the “Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard” museum over several weeks from 20 December 2019. Visitors will be able to follow her development and watch her playing.

We look forward to seeing you.

Temporary exhibitions


Le Grand-Saint-Bernard : une histoire en images

Une collection de gravures historiques sur la région

Le col et l’Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard, comme les chanoines et Barry le chien sauveteur, sont étroitement liés. Ils le sont dans l’histoire et surtout dans les images qui portent au loin la réputation de ce lieu mythique, un des passages obligés pour relier l’Europe du Nord-Ouest à la Méditerranée.

Grâce à la collaboration de Frédéric Künzi et de Léonard Gianadda, un important fonds de gravures anciennes a été constitué et mis en valeur à travers des expositions et des publications. En reprenant cet ensemble, la Fondation Barry entend souligner tout ce qu’elle doit au rayonnement de l’hospice, aux engagements des chanoines et aux exploits de Barry. Une continuité et un développement qui se marquent aussi par l’enrichissement de la collection avec les apports récents de Giuseppe Vuyet, André Kuenzi et Annette Ferrari.

L’exposition nous fait redécouvrir les lieux emblématiques du passage des Alpes – du Léman à Aoste –, l’hospice, les chanoines et les chiens, mais aussi l’aventure napoléonienne qui a contribué à transformer un lieu de passage périlleux en un col de légende qu’il faut avoir franchi au moins une fois dans sa vie.

Janvier - octobre 2020 – Tous les jours, 10h - 18h

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.