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This hilltop castle is imposing in its own right but the highlight of climbing up to see it is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The castle is actually the remains of the old castle. It's located on a top hill, the trip up is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hilltop castle is imposing in its own right but the highlight of climbing up to see it is the views back to the Church-Fortress of Valere, directly opposite. Allow about an hour to explore both. They are a 20 min walk from the station...More

Thank Tarojo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is actually the remains of the old castle. It's located on a top hill, the trip up is quite a hassle. My wife and I, enjoyed very much the guided tour we were given by the grounds' keeper at the information post. He...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Amazing view of the countryside, kind warden and good exercise for my condition, but the way on top, it worth

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A longish, reasonably tough (in the heat) climb to a shell of a castle with few interesting features remaining. Recommended if one wants to get fit or enjoy a good view. Otherwise, far better to conserve one's energies for the fortified Church of Valere on...More

2  Thank GvKl
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, but we did not climb to the top. Too long the road species under the sun. Beautiful panorama over the valley

1  Thank sabrrota
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The castle is located on the top of one of the two hills overlooking the old town of Sion. These two hills make the town recognisable and special. There is a basilica on top of the second hill. I did not actually visit the castle,...More

Thank Mira V
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is certainly a bit of a hike up, not for those who doesn’t walk to too much and certain for those above middle and not fit. The stair case are build of Stones and some path are quite natural so do not expect and...More

2  Thank pscw
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The Castle is cool but the Basilica was started sometime around 1000AD and worked on until around 1300AD with multiple restorations, one of which is on going.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

fantastic castle ruins but requires good physical condition of the traveller to traverse the many, many steps and incline!

1  Thank BigMooseMorris
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I have visited twice the Chateau de Tourbillon a good thing about it is that you are able to see the local team Fc Sion matches

1  Thank alex c
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