Restaurant DuPont Zermatt

walking along a few more metres one comes to the main church and square of Zermatt, surrounded by some of Zermatt's oldest wooden buildings. The cobbled main square is focal point for local events and is a good place to sit down and watch the world go by - and gaze at the beauty of the Matterhorn. Walk past the council building to the cafe du Pont, it is one of the cheapest restaurants in Zermatt, in very pleasant locations by the gushing waters of the Triftbach.

Zermatt is a tiny village in the Swiss Alps with approximately 6'000 inhabitants. It's also one of Europe's premier ski resorts and swells to some 20'000 guests during the winter high-season. Zermatt is found at the foot of the Matterhorn in the German-speaking canton of Valais in southern Switzerland. Located just 10 kilometers from the Italian border (Cervinia), you can go skiing in Switzerland in the morning, have lunch in Italy an hour later and be back in time for a tasty cheese fondue at Zermatt's oldest restaurant, the Café DuPont that evening.

The nearest airport is Zürich, 248kms (154 miles) away. Geneva airport is also close: 244kms (151 miles) away. Travel time by train from both airports to Zermatt is roughly 3 hours.

Zermatt is 'auto-free' to prevent air pollution so you can't drive into the village, but you can get here by cog railway train or taxi from the nearby village of Täsch, (7kms away). Trains also depart for Zermatt from further down the valley at Visp and Brig, which are connected to the Swiss rail network. Once in the village you will find numerous taxis and buses (all battery-powered) which will help you get you to your Zermatt hotel or to the ski-pistes.