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Sion is a city in Valais in Switzerland.

Get in

The rail system is probably the easiest way to make it into Sion. The route the goes through Sion starts from Brig and goes toawrds Montreux.

Get around

This area is excellent for hiking in in alpine valley. See Swiss Architecture and go up the hills in the edge of town which has the Church and Castle located on top of them.


The Basilique de Valère and the Château de Tourbillon are must sees in Sion. They are relitively easy to walk to and the views are breathtaking.


  • Basilique de Valère

Basilique de Valère - The Valère basilica (Basilique de Valère), is a fortified church situated in Sion. The church (Notre-Dame de Valère) was built during the 12th and 13th centuries and obtained the rank of minor basilica at the time of the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984. This church is a sample of genuin Swiss architecture.

  • Château de Tourbillon - The Tourbillon castle (Château de Tourbillon) is a castle in Sion in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is situated on a hill and faces the Basilique de Valère, located on the opposite hill. The castle is currently in a state of ruins following a fire in 1788.
  • FC Sion - FC Sion is a top league Swiss soccer team located in town. If a person is in town when there is a game going on, it is highly recomended to see it.
  • Swiss Jet Alpine Fighter, +41 44 500 5010, [1]. Departing from Sion Airport, flights in real jet fighters are available. Flights will take plave in the Swiss alps. Flights manouvres according to the passengers preferences. € 3400.



There are many stores located on the main street.

   * Fondue - Melt Swiss cheese in a pot, dipped with pieces of bread on a fork.     o tomatoes mixed with cheese
         o chocolate instead of cheese
         o using vegetables (carrots) instead of bread 
   * Raclette - Another fancy of melt cheese, with potatoes and gherkins
   * Cholera - Pastry made of potatoes, apples, onions and cheese
   * Brisolée - hot chestnuts with butter, bread, thin slices of dry-cured and smoked meat



Plan wisely, this area can be a little expensive depending on the time of year. And during the winter months many Hotels and Hostels will be closed so if one is plaining on making Sion more then a day trip, try to come after April.


Get out

It is only a half hour train trip from Montreux and Château de Chillon which is one of Switzerland's most famous castles.

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