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Castle wonderful manteined! So rare to visit such a beautiful restauration! It seems to be in XII... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Well worth the stop!

Only a few minutes off the highway, this little church has a very impressive setting and a very old... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Amherst, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle wonderful manteined! So rare to visit such a beautiful restauration! It seems to be in XII secle! Thank you CITY HALL thank you abitants! Please go to this museum!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Riccarder
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Only a few minutes off the highway, this little church has a very impressive setting and a very old organ. Allow about an hour to spend in and outside the church. We did not visit the museum but did enjoy a delightful lunch on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I326TFdavew
Reviewed August 7, 2018

While the ancient organ looks as though it was manufactured only a few years ago, the remainder of the church is a small, quiet, and quietly impressive edifice. Look out for the slab tomb of Bishop Guillaume VI, the fresco martyrdom of St Sebastian, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GvKl
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

In a beautiful location where you can enjoy a beautiful view of sion and its valley. the museum is very interesting and the church is undergoing restoration. nice walk from the center of Sion to the fortress.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sabrrota
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Together with Château de Tourbillon this church / fortress are THE landmarks of Sion. Very long history, overlooking Sion and Rhone valley. Don't miss out on this unique landmark

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Micy01
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The museum traces the history of Valais from prehistoric times through to the present with well set out rooms and succinct information on each era. We felt that the entry price was a bargain at 4 CHF for each adult over a certain age. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Another great surviving example of a 300 year old structure it is well preserved. Make sure you check the times because parts of it are only open at certain times and dates.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank dd83686
Reviewed August 16, 2017

As every year, in the summer every Saturday afternoon, there is a concert with this old organ. The organ is in the minor basilica of Valère. Each concert is different with musician coming from around the world to interpret various pieces of musics, mainly pieces...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank thegreenwizard
Reviewed August 16, 2017

A trip back in time! - to read about the ancient history and architecture of this building. Also, excellent views up to (without another climb) of Chateau de Tourbillon and of the valley and surrounding mountains, overlooking Sion town The 11 century Basilica is worth...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed July 6, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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