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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Sion-Sierre, Switzerland your home away from home

The twin towns of Sion-Sierre are in the heart of the Valais, surrounded by scenic mountains and vineyards. During the summer, walking or boating on the local canals are the main pastimes whilst in the winter, skiing and snowboarding are popular on the nearby mountain slopes. The area is littered with the ruined remains of former castles. The church of Notre Dame de Valère is a well known landmark in this area. The historic old town of Sion is one of Switzerland's main hubs with its many museums and historic architecture. The thermal baths date back to Roman times and the baroque Town Hall is well worth visiting.

Things to Do in Sion-Sierre, Switzerland

Walking

The town of Sion has created its own Walk of Discovery to show visitors the 7,000 years of history. The walk takes tourists to 14 points of interest, each marked with signs on the footpath. It runs for 2.3 km (1.5 miles) and takes approximately 75 minutes.

Visit the Museums

Sion was founded in the 4th century and was a major political and spiritual centre in the region. It has many museums which have some interesting exhibits showing the historical heritage of the town.

Winter Sports

In the winter, the area around Sion-Sierre is popular with skiers and snowboarders. The nearby towns of Crans Montana, Verbier and Anzère are all well-known resorts for their ski slopes during the winter season.

Places to Visit Near Sion-Sierre, Switzerland Bisse de Claveau

The Bisse de Clavau are the irrigation channels which bring water to the vineyards of Sion. A guided tour allows visitors to see the wine terraces and dry stone walls which were built over 150 years ago to support the vines. There are several small wineries in the area which are open to the public for tours and tastings.

Pfyn-Finges Natural Park

This small nature park was created to protect the many rare species of flora and fauna found in the alluvial forest, ponds and grassland of this area. The River Rhone, with its gravel islands, runs through the park.

Rainer Maria Rilke Foundation

This museum in Veyras was founded in the historic Pancrace de Courten house to celebrate the Prague-born poet, Rainer Maria Rilke,who lived in the town from 1921-1926. Letters, manuscripts and many volumes of his work are on display.

Weather in Sion-Sierre, Switzerland

Summers in Valais are warm and sunny with average temperatures reaching 26°C (79°F). It is known as the most sun-blessed town in Switzerland. Winters are generally below freezing with plenty of snowfall.

Travel to Sion-Sierre, Switzerland

The closest major airport is Sion airport (SIR) which is just a short drive from your Sion-Sierre holiday home. Cointrin International Airport (GVA) in Geneva is 110 km (70 miles) away and Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is 151km (90 miles) away.

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                                                                                      Lovely chalet

                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                      The chalet was very comfortable and nicely furnished. Great views and close to the village centre. There is easy access to plenty of skiing in Anzere and Crans Montana.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                      What a view!

                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                      A spacious warm chalet with an amazing view. The kitchen was well equipped & lots of space to hang & store all the ski gear. Lots of hot water for baths & showers after a long day on the slopes. The children loved the Wii & we all enjoyed chilling out in front of a DVD & the fire at the end of the day. It was easy to walk to the ski bus for the 5min journey to the slopes & we stored all the skis & boots in a hire locker in one of the ski shops. We always walked back to the chalet through the high street to grab food from the shops & enjoy a drink. One of the highlights was sitting outside at the end of the day enjoying the stunning view in the sun trap of the terrace.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                      Great place

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                                                                                      Everything was perfect !
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017