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
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..
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..
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..
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 re..
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 ..
Passage Supersaxo 1 CH - 1950 Sion
This small, modern and attractive restaurant occupies one of Sion's historic buildings - the Supersaxo house that dates from 1505. The loggia has a charming atmosphere, while the menu features delicious seasonal cuisine.
Rue du Scex 10 CH - 1950 Sion
Avenue Grand-Champsec 21 CH - 1950 Sion
Route du Rawyl 41 CH - 1950 Sion
Enjoy delicious Mediterranean-style cuisine in this restaurant housed in an early 20C building. Dishes include risottos, polenta, rabbit stuffed with feta cheese and beef fillet with tapenade. Good value for money.