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Church-Fortress of Valere

Sion, Sion, Switzerland
+41 27 606 47 10
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View alone is worth the climb

It's a stiff climb to the top of the high knoll where the Château de Valère is perched, but when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Schloss Valere

We went up there with the stroller. But not to easy - you have to carry it up to the stairs. Better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabio T
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“car park” (4 reviews)
Sion, Sion, Switzerland
+41 27 606 47 10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a stiff climb to the top of the high knoll where the Château de Valère is perched, but when you look over the stunning view of the Rhone Valley and its surrounding mountains, it will have been worth every step. Of course, you have...More

Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up there with the stroller. But not to easy - you have to carry it up to the stairs. Better leave it down and take the baby with you. On the top, nice view, also to the airport and the starting planes. Inside...More

Thank Fabio T
Reviewed 31 May 2017

So many different vantage points to photograph this attraction in the middle of town. I recommend exploring all of them.

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A nice place to visit, can be visited by foot from the center. Closest parkings are place du Scex. There is a view but not as good as from Chateau de Tourbillon

Thank CharlesBen78
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It is a nice walk up hill towards the castle. You have a great look out towards the landscape surrounding.

Thank Sunny_Grenadines
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A great walk up to the fortress, overlooking the old town of Sion. Suitable for the whole family, although the very little ones might need to be carried up. Once at the top one can step back in time and just imagine life at that...More

Thank greenprint66
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Super easy to find - just look up! Parking was awkward - if you follow the signs you'll be ok BUT you have to go down a level once in the car park. The ascent to the church is long and, well, uphill. We did...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Easy to walk there, suitable also to kids. Walkable distance form the city centre. You can get to this fortified church following a paved trekking path with a great view on the Sion city. I strongly suggest to go there right before the sun set...More

Thank NicolaOrl
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Walk up is easy although an incline all the way. The views from the top are amazing you can see up and down the Rhone as well as the old town and the tops of the churches bell tower. The museum itself is very interesting...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Short and easy walk, only minutes from old downtown Sion,... so far away from the "madding crowd",.. and what a view from there.

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