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Church-Fortress of Valere

rue des Chateaux 14, Sion 1950, Switzerland
+41 27 606 47 10
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Interesting look to the past

Another great surviving example of a 300 year old structure it is well preserved. Make sure you... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
dd83686
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Nampa, United States
Festival of the oldest playable organ in the world

As every year, in the summer every Saturday afternoon, there is a concert with this old organ. The... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
thegreenwizard
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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rue des Chateaux 14, Sion 1950, Switzerland
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Reviewed 12 November 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.

Thank dd83686
Reviewed 17 August 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

Thank thegreenwizard
Reviewed 16 August 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

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 6 July 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

Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We went up there with the stroller. But not to easy - you have to carry it up to the stairs. Better leave it down and take the baby with you. On the top, nice view, also to the airport and the starting planes. Inside...More

Thank Fabio T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

So many different vantage points to photograph this attraction in the middle of town. I recommend exploring all of them.

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A nice place to visit, can be visited by foot from the center. Closest parkings are place du Scex. There is a view but not as good as from Chateau de Tourbillon

Thank CharlesBen78
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It is a nice walk up hill towards the castle. You have a great look out towards the landscape surrounding.

Thank Sunny_Grenadines
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A great walk up to the fortress, overlooking the old town of Sion. Suitable for the whole family, although the very little ones might need to be carried up. Once at the top one can step back in time and just imagine life at that...More

Thank greenprint66
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Super easy to find - just look up! Parking was awkward - if you follow the signs you'll be ok BUT you have to go down a level once in the car park. The ascent to the church is long and, well, uphill. We did...More

Thank Simon L
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