In the referendum on February 24, 2008, the planned merger of the three municipalities Vernamiège , Nax and Mase only narrowly failed . Nax and Mase said yes, but Vernamiège rejected the project with 67 to 61 votes. Another referendum took place on September 7, 2008, in which all three municipalities accepted the project. The new municipality of Mont-Noble was created on January 1st, 2011.
Catherine Raemi-Berthod: Les sanctuaires de Nax, Vernamiège, Mase et Saint-Martin (Val d'Hérens). Canton du Valais. (Swiss Art Guide, No. 617/619, Series 62). Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1997, ISBN 3-85782-617-7 .