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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.

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Tourist attractions Sion : Things to see and do

  • The Valais Recommended Recommended

    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 development h..

  • 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..

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Hotels Sion

  • Hotel Castel

    Rue du Scex 38 CH - 1950 Sion

    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 ..

  • Hôtel Elite

    Avenue du Midi 6 CH - 1950 Sion

    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..

  • Hôtel du Rhône

    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..

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Restaurants Sion

  • L'Enclos de Valère Comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Damien Germanier Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Relais du Mont d'Orge Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Sitterie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Ibis Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Avenue Grand-Champsec 21 CH - 1950 Sion

  • Rhône Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Rue du Scex 10 CH - 1950 Sion

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