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In August 2007 we explored the Canton of Valais by train and on foot. We spent 3 days in Sion and the surrounding area. With just less than 30.000 inhabitants, Sion is situated in the heart of the Rhone valley.
I must admit that Sion was one of the cities I really had no idea about, but on arrival I quite fell in love with it. The city is dominated by two rocky hills which are home to the medieval castles Valère and Tourbillion.
Apart from that, Sion's picturesque old town offers many worth seeing buildings as well as a surprising number of good restaurants and pubs.
A highlight of our time in Sion was a meeting with the local VT member tripack who seems to be both an expert of his hometown and in BBQ. Together with him we also visited the amazing "Sion en luminère" light festival.
"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak."
--- Gilbert K. Chesterton ---
- Pros:Fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere.
- Cons:Many explanations are only provided in French.
- In a nutshell:The heart of the Rhone Valley.
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