SION (Canton Valais)
Sion is the capital of Valais and counts around 30,000 inhabitants. Past and future blend in one of Switzerland’s oldest cities.
Sion, which boasts a 7,000-year history, is today the economic centre of Valais and an important traffic junction with its own international airport flying on destinations like London. Several events take place in Sion, like for example the classical music festival in August.
Particularly charming are the many historical monuments in the Old Town, the shopping area and the modern municipal facilities. Here one feels a little closer to the south. A visit to one of the numerous museums lets you discover the varied history of the city. In the evening the town is alive with lots of bars, cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy some fine dining.
Sion offers also a top rated hospital with a specialized rehabilitation centre. Thanks to Switzerland’s biggest bus station in Sion, offering countless connections it takes no time to get to Valais’ summer and winter resorts where we have a wide range of mountain properties for sale. From Sion it is a 10 min. drive to Conthey. This area has developed itself to the commercial suburb area of Sion with lots of big supermarkets, animal stores, mountain bike store, garden centres and furniture stores.