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Church-Fortress of Valere

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Address: Sion, Sion, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 606 47 10
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Stunning views and lots of history in the museum part

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dawn C
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 taking you back in time from Ice age and forwards. The Clark is very helpful.... More 

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ZERMATT
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Unlike the Chateau Tourbillon, the walk up to the fortress is really easy and is definitely a must do if you come to Sion. There is a small shop at the top (that serves ice cream I think) and the church itself is truly beautiful. The views are amazing and if you took your family here it would be worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

After a nice little climb, you I Ill arrive at the church monastery, which is in pretty good conditions! The view from up there is awsome. A good combination with the visit of tourbillon, part of an afternoon trip

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful walk up, and a nice view on the city. Totally worth it, even more for historically interested people.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The castle and the church are beautiful and the staff nice. We however stopped also in the cafeteria where we were charged an outrageous price for a shabby sandwich (served after more than 30 minutes). Also, paying in euro is possible if you don't mind being cheated with the conversion: the had me to pay as if the euro was... More 

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Thank Mario N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Nice fortress. Lots of displays. A good mixture of interesting and pretty. Staff very nice. Views excellent. People in wheelchairs or with walking aids better not visit, it is not accessible enough.

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Auroville, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

From the top you get a nice view of the valley, is a nice walk up the hill,with old houses , still inhabitated...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have never seen something old and beutifull like this before. Thanks to a friend of mine who took me to this amazing place in the summer of 2009.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Highly recommended for all medieval history and architecture loves to visit this attraction. Full top-hill fortress structures are retained, entrance gates and narrow courtyard, walls and towers. Fantastic view on the valley, the castle on the opposite hill and all Sion town under your foots. But most impression is the church, very old (11 century) and looking in the original... More 

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