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Lens, Switzerland

Lens, Switzerland
Lens is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is located near Crans-Montana. It is perched on the saddle of a hill that projects out into the valley. The adjacent hilltop features a bronze statue of Christ, some 28 meters (92 ft) in height. The statue, and the ornate chapel in its base, can be visited on foot by following a path up through the surrounding woods. The path is marked by a series of shrines depicting the Stations of the Cross. The platform at the top commands a spectacular view up and down the Rhone valley, from Martigny (to the west), as far as Leuk (to the east).

Website: http://www.lens.ch

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