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Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. it had a population of ("Sédunois"). On 17 January 1968 the former municipality of Bramois merged into the municipality of Sion. On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Salins merged into the municipality of Sion and on 1 January 2017 Les Agettes did the same. Sion is well known for its old town.Landmarks include the Basilique de Valère and Château de Tourbillon. Sion has an airfield for civilian and military use which serves as a base for countless air rescue missions.HistoryPrehistoric settlementSion is one of the most important pre-historic sites in Europe. The alluvial fan of Sionne, the rocky slopes above the river and, to a lesser extent, Valeria and Tourbillon hills have been settled nearly continuously since antiquity. The oldest trace of human settlement comes from 6200 BC during the late Mesolithic. Around 5800 BC early Neolithic farmers from the Mediterranean settled in Sion. The settlements remained small until about 4500 BC, during the middle Neolithic, when the number of settlements increased sharply. To support the population increase, farming and grazing spread throughout the valley. They also began burying their dead in Chablandes-type stone burial cists with engraved anthropomorphic stelae. The individual graves changed at the beginning of the third Millennium BC in large, dry stone wall communal tombs (such as the Dolmen of Le Petit-Chasseur). During the Beaker culture period in the second half of the third Millennium, dolmens were built once again, but they were smaller and had no podium. Stelae continued to be carved, though these were rich with geometric patterns and sometimes built out of old dolmen. At the beginning of the Early Bronze Age (around 2300 BC) the last stelae were erected.Our Switzerland road trip app allows you to schedule your trip to Sion, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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$14 BOOK WITH VIATOR Chillon Castle Entrance Ticket in Montreux Chillon Castle Entrance Ticket in Montreux
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
$212 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle
Duration: 10 hours
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR Glacier 3000 Ticket Including Cable Car and Peak Walk by Tissot Glacier 3000 Ticket Including Cable Car and Peak Walk by Tissot
Duration: 3 hours
$443 BOOK WITH VIATOR Vin en Vélo (Wine on Wheels) - hosted e-bike wine and culture tour of Valais Vin en Vélo (Wine on Wheels) - hosted e-bike wine and culture tour of Valais
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
$32 BOOK WITH VIATOR In the footsteps of Freddie Mercury In the footsteps of Freddie Mercury
Duration: 1 hour
$128 BOOK WITH VIATOR Glacier 3000 and Montreux Riviera from Geneva Glacier 3000 and Montreux Riviera from Geneva
Duration: 10 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
$388 BOOK WITH VIATOR Swiss Riviera Private Tour: Lausanne, Montreux and Chateau Chillon Swiss Riviera Private Tour: Lausanne, Montreux and Chateau Chillon
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