Things to see and do - Sion
Unmissable tourist sites
Sion Travel guide
Sion : Michelin's recommendations
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
Château de Valère CH - 1950 Sion
Former residence of the governors, this 12C castle with renovated rooms houses exhibitions of holy art, popular religious art, and daily and military life. In the main room with its beams and sculpted fireplace, you can see several murals.
r. des Châteaux CH - 1950 Sion
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..
CH - Sion
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 developm..
Route de la Morge 21 CH - 1964 Conthey
This rustic hotel is set amongst the Valais Vineyards, in the quiet village of Conthey. Offering beautiful views of the Alps, it features a traditional restaurant serving a wide range of international cuisine. Country-style rooms with a TV and minib..
Avenue du Midi 6 CH - 1950 Sion
Entirely renovated in 2010, 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 parking. Tasty Swiss cuisine can be found in the newly opened restaurant. Many shops..
Rue du Scex 10 CH - 1950 Sion
In a quiet location in the centre of Sion, Hôtel du Rhône offers panoramic views of the Valais Alps and Valère Basilica. The restaurant has a terrace and serves traditional Swiss cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available. The spacious rooms include a flat-sc..
Route de la Muraz CH - 1950 La Muraz
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 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 ..
Route du Rawyl 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 du Scex 33 CH - 1950 Sion
Making the move from Ardon to Sion has definitely paid off for Damien Germanier - and not simply because his restaurant is now easy to find! With its sense of space, comfort and simple elegance, this new restaurant offers a splendid setting for the c..
Avenue Grand-Champsec 21 CH - 1950 Sion
Rue du Scex 10 CH - 1950 Sion