Guidebook for Sion

Olivier Et Natacha
Olivier Et Natacha
Guidebook for Sion

Sightseeing

Nice hike (6 km, 2h30 round trip) along the old irrigation water canal, first leads through the forest, then at a dizzy height.
Torrent Neuf
Nice hike (6 km, 2h30 round trip) along the old irrigation water canal, first leads through the forest, then at a dizzy height.
Valère church was first built more than 1000 years ago. Great view on the city of Sion.
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Valère Basilica
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Valère church was first built more than 1000 years ago. Great view on the city of Sion.
Ruins of the bishop's castle from the 13th century. Great view on the city of Sion.
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Château de Tourbillon
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Ruins of the bishop's castle from the 13th century. Great view on the city of Sion.
Nice little hike within walking distance from our home. Amazing view on the castles and the city of Sion.
Bisse de Lentine
Nice little hike within walking distance from our home. Amazing view on the castles and the city of Sion.
Impressive natural underground lake (biggest in Europe, about 1000ft / 300m long). Tour on a small boat with comments also in English.
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Lac Souterrain De Saint-Léonard
21 Rue du Lac
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Impressive natural underground lake (biggest in Europe, about 1000ft / 300m long). Tour on a small boat with comments also in English.
One of the largest dams in the world. Guided tour inside the dam and a small hike to the top, as well as longer ones in the surroundings. Open in summer only. Beware, it can be pretty cold up there.
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Grande Dixence dam
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One of the largest dams in the world. Guided tour inside the dam and a small hike to the top, as well as longer ones in the surroundings. Open in summer only. Beware, it can be pretty cold up there.
Pristine valley with a lake formed by a landslide in the 18th century. A must-see for nature lovers
Derborence
Pristine valley with a lake formed by a landslide in the 18th century. A must-see for nature lovers
Mountain village with many traditional Swiss chalets. Beautiful in the summer with all the flowers on the balconies, as well as in winter with the snow.
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Grimentz
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Mountain village with many traditional Swiss chalets. Beautiful in the summer with all the flowers on the balconies, as well as in winter with the snow.
Largest glaciers in the Alps. Breathtaking of the glacier from the top of the Eggishorn, reachable by cable car from Fiesch. Many hikes in the surroundings.
Aletsch glacier
Largest glaciers in the Alps. Breathtaking of the glacier from the top of the Eggishorn, reachable by cable car from Fiesch. Many hikes in the surroundings.
View of the world famous Matterhorn mountain. The town of Zermatt is reachable by train only from Taesch (5 min ride).
Zermatt Tourismus
5 Bahnhofpl.
View of the world famous Matterhorn mountain. The town of Zermatt is reachable by train only from Taesch (5 min ride).
Nice, small lake within walking distance from our home.
Lac de Mont d'Orge
Nice, small lake within walking distance from our home.

Arts & Culture

Famous art exhibition (currently Renoir paintings), as well as Roman archaeological relics and ruins, and an automobile museum with cars from 1897 to 1939. If you like art and history, this is a must
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda
59 Rue du Forum
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Famous art exhibition (currently Renoir paintings), as well as Roman archaeological relics and ruins, and an automobile museum with cars from 1897 to 1939. If you like art and history, this is a must

Essentials

A few minutes by car, convenient parking. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8h00-12h00, 13h30-18h30 Sat: 8h00-17h00 Sun: closed
Migros Supermarkt
A few minutes by car, convenient parking. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8h00-12h00, 13h30-18h30 Sat: 8h00-17h00 Sun: closed
Good bakery
DB Les Artisans
Good bakery

Food Scene

Gastronomic restaurant serving delicate French cuisine. Excellent but pricey.
La Sitterie
41 Route du Rawyl
Gastronomic restaurant serving delicate French cuisine. Excellent but pricey.

Everything Else

Indoor and outdoor thermal baths with a great view on the mountains and valley. The water is really warm, so you can be outside even if it rains or snows. There is also a spa. Really relaxing!
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Les Bains d'Ovronnaz
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Indoor and outdoor thermal baths with a great view on the mountains and valley. The water is really warm, so you can be outside even if it rains or snows. There is also a spa. Really relaxing!

Drinks & Nightlife

Wine tasting and cellar visit. Valais is a wine country, so if you like wine, this winery makes really good stuff. Reservation is required, so if you are interested, let us know.
Cave Christophe Jacquod
4 Route de la Croix-de-Corban
Wine tasting and cellar visit. Valais is a wine country, so if you like wine, this winery makes really good stuff. Reservation is required, so if you are interested, let us know.