SionValais in Switzerland. With a population of 35,000, it is the biggest city in the canton and a regional centre. The cantonal administration as well as many of the higher schools are located here.
Sion lies on the A9 highway and has two exits (Sion-Est and Sion-Ouest) either of which can be used to access the city centre.
Basilique de ValèreThe Valère basilica, is a fortified church situated on a hill in the old town. 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.
Château de TourbillonThe Tourbillon castle is situated on a hill and faces the Basilique de Valère, on the opposite hill. The castle is in a state of ruins following a fire in 1788
Tour des Sorciersaddress: Rue de la Tour 3, 1950 SionThis building called 'Witch tower' used to be a guard tower in the 14th century. In later times it has been used as a prison and was used for questioning under torture of alleged witches, where it got its name from.
Cathedral of Our Lady of SionThis is the cathedral of the diocese of Sion, which encompasses most of the Valais. The church building as it can be seen today was built in the 15th and 16th century in Gothic style on the foundations of older churches that have been in place since the 8th century. The Romanic tower was built in the early 13th century.
FC SionFC Sion is a top league Swiss soccer team located in town.
phone: +41 79 127 50 22Located at the Place de la Planta and close to the railway station in Châteauneuf-Conthey. A bike can be rented for free for 4 hours with a deposit of Fr. 20. Children's bike, trailers, children's seats and electro bikes are available.
phone: +41 27 327 26 99address: Avenue du Midi 3Department store in the city centre. Has a section with souvenirs as well as an expensive supermarket with a good selection of local and regional products.
phone: +41 27 322 72 72address: Rue de St. Théodule 3Restaurant in the old town serving local dishes as well as fondue.
phone: +41 27 322 20 96address: Rue du Grand-Pont 6This restaurants has tables outside in the middle of the town centre in the pedestrian zone.
phone: +41 27 322 03 27address: Avenue du Midi 6
phone: +41 27 323 74 70address: Rue de l'Industrie 2
- is a mountain resort around 15 km from Sion. Take the bus up from the main station (40 minutes) for some skiing in winter or hiking in summer.