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 that goes through Sion starts from Brig and goes towards 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.


View of the Basilique de Valère.
Basilique de Valère

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



There are many stores located on the main street. The canton of Valais is well-known for its meals. Specialities are among others:


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 planning on making Sion more than a day trip, try to come after April.

Go next

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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