Things to see and do - Sion
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Sion is in an impressive spot in the central Valais plain. The sight of the two rocky spurs of Vlaère (Rhone side) and Tourbillon (mountain side) topped with bishops' fortresses, can only recall France's Le Puy region with its (needles(. Founded in the 4C, the Sion bishropric had considerable political and religious influence in the Middle Ages.
Tourist attractions Sion : Things to see and do
Bathed in a Mediterranean light, the Valais region has Switzerland's highest peaks and biggest glaciers, plus Europe's highest produced wine and mot prestigious ski resorts (Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Verbier). The canton's impressive industrial development ..
Château de Valère
Formerly the governor's residence, this 12C castle houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the canton. Sacred art and popular religious art (sculptures, gold work, pictures), alternates with pieces from daily life (furniture) and military lif..
Built on Valère hill, surrounded by a wall, with a creneled tower and guards path, it was built between the early 12C and the first half of the 13C. There are magnificent 17C stalls (scenes from the Passion) on the choir with its historiated capitals..
Avenue du Midi 6 CH - 1950 Sion
Prix Prices from : 120 CHF
Renovated in 2015, the Hotel Elite is ideally situated in the heart of Sion, 5 minutes' walk from the railway station. It offers you bright rooms and free WiFi. Tasty Swiss cuisine can be found in the newly opened restaurant. Many shops, restaurant..
Rue du Scex 38 CH - 1950 Sion
Prix Prices from : 128 CHF
Renovated in 2014, the Castel Hotel is situated just below Tourbillon Castle, a 4-minute walk from the centre of Sion. Free WiFi is available. All rooms offer mountain views, a minibar, a flat-screen cable TV, and a bathroom. Hotel Castel features ..
Avenue Grand Champsec 21 CH - 1950 SION
The ibis Sion hotel is located in the outskirts of Sion, close to Tourbillon Castle and the Valère Basilica, 1.2 miles (2 km) from the airport. You will be in the heart of the Valais, a stone's throw from the largest winter and summer sports resorts ..
Avenue Grand-Champsec 21 CH - 1950 Sion
Rue du Scex 10 CH - 1950 Sion
Route de la Muraz CH - 1950 Sion
This charming house, once home to the Swiss painter A Chavaz, is now a restaurant serving classic cuisine based on the very best ingredients. The view of the surrounding vineyards from the terrace is lovely.
Rue du Rawil 41 CH - 1950 Sion
The chef has chosen to keep prices down and focus on simplicity, as evidenced by the small square tables in the single dining room. A successful wager given the customers who flock here. They are attracted by the quality of the cuisine, which is crea..
Rue des Châteaux 18 CH - 1950 Sion
This traditional restaurant nestling in the shade of the castle offers one of the most attractive terraces in medieval Sion. Valère is not the name of the chef, as you might expect (he comes from Nancy), but the name of the basilica. A fair distance ..
Rue du Scex 33 CH - 1950 Sion
Simple and stylish elegance, comfort and a sense of space all combine to create an attractive setting in which to savour cuisine which is worthy of its surroundings. The fine, delicate dishes created by Damien Germanier focus on top-quality ingredien..