Discovered in 1961, the dolmenic necropolis of Petit-Chasseur is a reference in terms of European prehistory.
Used for around 3,000 years, these steles and menhirs are an open-air cemetery that can be visited at any time.
The Valais History Museum shows the Valais as a region crossed and influenced by many cultures, witness to the past and present history of Europe.
The Valais Nature Museum is the major institution for the natural heritage of Valais.
The Valais art museum is located in the castles of Vidomnat and La Majorie, at the foot of Valère and Tourbillon hills in the old town of Sion.
Le Pénitencier is the exhibition center of the cantonal museums of Valais.
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.