Sion and its castles

The topography of Sion is very specific – situated in the middle of the Rhone Valley, the town is dotted with hills. They have always been occupied by men who have made them into observation points and defensive sites.

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Valère, 11-13th century

Medieval fortified town surrounding the Basilique de Valère

Site : self-guided tour - free entrance

June - September
Monday - Sunday
10.00 - 18.00
October - May
Tuesday - Sunday
10.00 - 17.00

Guided tours of the site and the Choeur of the Basilika

CHF 4.- Adults
CHF 2.- Children, students, seniors, soldiers

June - September
every day
except Sunday morning
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
October - May
Sunday
2 and 4 pm

Cafeteria, terrace and small restaurant

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Discovery Walk

  • 2.3 km of footpaths
  • 1h15 of walks
  • 14 information boards presenting the most important sites of the patrimony of the capital (includes illustrations and texts in French, German and English)
  • accessible 7/7, 24 h a day

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Valais Nature Museum

Closed for repairs until 2019

Rue des châteaux 12, 1950 Sion - 027 606 47 30

June - September
Tuesday - Sunday
11.00 - 18.00
October - May
Tuesday - Sunday
11.00 - 17.00
  • CHF 8.-   Adults
  • CHF 4.-   Children, students, seniors, soldiers
  • CHF 16.- Families

www.musees-valais.ch

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Art galleries of Sion

  • J.-Jacques Putallaz
    Rue de l’Eglise 7 - +41 (0)27 323 52 62
  • Galerie 027
    Grand-Pont 6 - +41 (0)27 323 27 20
  • Galerie du Rhône
    Grand-Pont 17 - +41 (0)27 322 00 50
  • Galerie Duo
    Rue de Conthey 5 - +41 (0)78 751 65 26
  • Galerie Grand-Pont 3
    Grand-Pont 3 - +41 (0)27 322 01 30
  • Galerie Grande Fontaine
    Rue de Savièse 4 - +41 (0)27 322 43 51
  • Galerie de la Treille
    Rue de Savièse 9 - +41 (0)27 327 77 27
  • Atelier Expo Othal
    Rue des Châteaux 2 - +41 (0)79 788 46 94

Sion, city of culture

Sion, nestled at the bottom of the castles of Valère and Tourbillon, is proud of its 7'000 years of history. In this surprising city, culture shows many facettes: the patrimonial evidence meets the most contemporary conception.

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Cinema

4 rooms

Arlequin - Sion
Rue des Cèdres 10
Tél. 027 322 32 42 - 027 322 15 45

Lux - Sion
Rue des Cèdres 10
Tél. 027 322 32 42 - 027 322 15 45

Capitole - Sion
Rue des Cèdres 10
Tél. 027 322 32 42 - 027 322 15 45

Les Cèdres - Sion
Rue des Cèdres 10
Tél. 027 322 32 42 - 027 322 15 45

More information: cinesion.ch

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The cultural venues

Events - classical music

The cultural venues

  • Petithéâtre Sion
    Rue du Vieux-Collège 9
    Case postale, 1950 Sion 2
    T. +41 (0)27 321 23 41
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  • Studio Théâtre Interface
    Rte de Riddes 87,
    Z.I. Chandoline, 1950 Sion
    T. +41 (0)27 203 55 50
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    www.theatreinterface.ch
  • Théâtre de Valère
    Rue du Vieux-Collège 22,
    Case postale, 1950 Sion 2
    T. et F. +41 (0)27 323 45 61
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    www.theatredevalere.ch
    location vente: TicketCorner 0900 800 800
  • Théâtre Alizé
    Z.I. Chandoline, Rte de Riddes 87,
    1950 Sion
    T. +41 (0)78 744 21 88
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    www.alize-theatre.ch 
  • Teatro Comico
    Avenue Ritz 18, 1950 Sion
    T. et F. +41 (0)27 321 22 08
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    www.theatre-valais.com

 

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