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Chateau de Tourbillon
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Sion
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

If you are hoping to take a look in the castle make sure you check with the tourist center first to see if it is open, it is part of their free self-guided walking tour. We visited in Winter and after climbing to the top found the doors securely locked.
We weren't too disappointed as the views from the top are amazing.
The climb up is quite an experience and you really want some good shoes. Some of the path is very worn and bumpy so if you aren't sure footed then either be prepared to take your time or perhaps give it a miss.

Thank Kathiiy
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If You have another hour to spend when traveling to, or through, the state of Valais, don't miss to visit Valère and Tourbillon.
You will, if you are amateur of such, appreciate the mystery distilled by these old stones filled with history.
By the way, speaking of "distilled": don't forget to taste the wines and spirits produced in the region, when You'll be back down in the valley!

Thank Almux
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Nice view of the city of Sion but it is a long way to get up the hill and you have to walk a lot of stairs and the castle is closed, just some ruins but it is a great place... Better to go in Valère Castle

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This is the partner to the Fortress of Valere - situated to the left (as you walk up from the town), the ruins of this castle dominate the skyline. The walk up is rough and rocky - be prepared with appropriate footwear, and be careful as the path can be very steep. On a warm day, bring enough water as it's a 30 minute continuous climb upwards. Once you arrive at the Chateau, hot and breathless, take a breather to enjoy the views over Sion. The castle ruins itself are nothing spectacular, though they are free to enter. The Saint-Georges and Saint-Grat chapel in the centre are supposed to have well preserved frescos, though sadly, we missed these. Wander around the peripheral walls, drinking in the views. At the rear of the Chateau, there is a grassy knoll with scattered trees. Walk to the end of the garden, and there are spectacular views over the eastern Rhone valley.
Tailor your expectations - there's nothing of touristic interest up here but wonderful views, aching calves and a sense of satisfaction.

1  Thank mostlyharmless
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

the scenery has nothing special to it, the place neither. we went around it because we got there and my in-laws needed a break from the walk up

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