Attractions

Top Choice Chateau in Sion

Château de Valère

Slung on a hillock opposite Château de Tourbillon is this 11th- to 13th-century château that grew up around a fortified basilica. The church interior reveals beautifully carved choir stalls, a frescoed apse and the …
Top Choice Chateau in Sion

Château de Tourbillon

Lording it over the fertile Rhône Valley from its hilltop perch above Sion, the crumbling remains of this medieval stronghold, destroyed by fire in 1788, are worth the stiff trudge for the postcard views alone; wear…
Lake in Sion

Lac Souterrain St Léonard

Tiny St Léonard, 5.5km northeast of Sion, hides Europe’s biggest underground lake. To see the emerald waters shimmer, join a 30-minute guided tour by boat. Trains link Sion and St Léonard (Sfr3.60, three minutes, ho…
Gallery in Sion

Musée d’Art

Lodged in a small château, this well-curated fine-arts museum showcases works by Swiss artists including Ernest Bieler and Caspar Wolf, alongside star pieces by Austrian expressionist Oskar Kokoschka.
Museum in Sion

Musée Cantonal d’Histoire

This museum in the Château de Valère spells out Sion’s history in artefacts.