Chef-lieu du canton du Valais




Sion is the capital of the canton of Valais and is also the Swiss capital of the Alps, with numerous connections to the neighbouring resorts. The town of Sion is overlooked by two hills on which the castles of Valère and Tourbillon are situated. With its diverse heritage, Sion will satisfy everyone’s curiosity thanks to the many activities available to all. The town of Sion’ still today’ bears witness to a strong cultural and architectural past. You can admire all its secrets by walking through the magnificent medieval old town or by visiting one of its many museums. History and archaeology enthusiasts will not be disappointed by this journey into the past, which retraces almost 6,000 years of history. As a major cultural centre in the canton of Valais, the town has cinemas, theatres and galleries that will satisfy the expectations of young and old alike. Various events such as festivals and other leisure activities are organised throughout the year. Sion is the second largest wine-producing commune in the Valais. No less than 420 hectares of vineyards shape the splendid landscape surrounding the town. Wine lovers will enjoy tasting the great local wines in the various estates in the region. Numerous paths wind through the vineyards on the hillsides, offering breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. Accessible all year round, these short walks paint a new picture every season that will surprise the whole family. Sion is served by its airport, which is close to the rail and road links. In fact, you can get from the airport to the train station in just a few minutes. From there, a large number of connections will take you from the plain to all the surrounding valleys where the popular ski areas such as Nendaz, Verbier, Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee or Zermatt are located.

Air Mountain as a company based in Sion offers you flights to the capital of the Valais five times a week to spend pleasant moments throughout the year.