Archaeological digs show that the Sion region was settled as early as the Stone Age. To learn more about the area’s history, visit the numerous museums that treat its art and the bishopric. The charming historic part of town also displays individuals from various epochs. The Valeria Burgkirche (castle church) contains one of the oldest organs in the world.
Today about 30,000 people live in Sion, the economic centre of the Valais. It boasts an international airport and Switzerland’s largest bus station, which provides rapid access to virtually every town in the canton.