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🚂 Tourist Train of Sion

  • Date de Visite
    06.07.2019
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Tourist Train of Sion


The tourist train of Sion, called “le P’tit Sédunois” in french, is a small tourist train that runs through the city of Sion and offers three routes to discover the city.

The small train at the Zermatten square with the Tourbillon castle.
The small train at the Zermatten square with the Tourbillon castle.

Summary


  • 🏆 Rating (max 3⭐): ⭐
  • 💲 Price: 6 francs per adult / 4 francs per child
  • 👁️ View: Old town of Sion, Tourbillon castle and Valère basilica.
  • 💺 Places: 45 (with 3 wagons)
  • 🔀 Number of tracks: 3
  • 🔁 Loop: Yes
  • ℹ️ Audio system: Yes (3 languages)
  • 🛑 Stop: Place between Valère and Tourbillon
  • ⏱️ Time: 50 minutes
  • 🚂 Locomotive: Gasoline

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Courses


Le tourist train of Sion offers 3 different routes starting from the tourist office of Sion sour in the form of a loop of about 50 minutes.

  1. Old town (yellow course) – most intersting route
  2. Lake Montorge (green course)
  3. Domaine des Iles (blue course)

Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver and the timetable of the train can be consulted on the Internet.

The picture about Sion tourist train routes.
The picture about Sion tourist train routes.

Old town tour


Points of interest:

  • Cathedral of Sion
  • Majorie Castle
  • Tourbillon Castle
  • Valère Basilica

The most interesting route is the one in the old town of Sion. As for all the routes, the little train leaves from the tourist office of Sion on the edge of “Place de la Planta“.

The Tourist train of Sion at its starting point at Place de la Planta.
The Tourist train of Sion at its starting point at Place de la Planta.

The tourist train of Sion starts its way through the modern city in road traffic. In this first part, there is nothing special to observe and unfortunately the audio system in 3 languages doesn’t work very well due to the fact that the earphone cords are too short and the sound not loud enough. The audio system provides a historical description of the city of Sion rather than an explanation of the buildings you pass through.

The old town of Sion from the little train.
 The old town of Sion from the little train of Sion

The little train finally arrives at the paved square Maurice Zermatten which is located between the Tourbillon castle and the fortified basilica of Valère. There is a 20-minute break for a small drink at the refreshment bar. This is the only really interesting part of the visit.

The chapel of “Tous les Saints” and the basilica of Valère. The castle of Tourbillon is on the other side.
The chapel of "Tous les Saints" and the basilica of Valère. The castle of Tourbillon is on the other side.

Lake Montorge tour


Route: Place de la Planta – House of nature (maison de la nature) – Place de la Planta.

Points of interest:

Bisse of Montorge.
Bisse of Montorge

Ruins of Montorge Castle.
Ruins of Montorge Castle.

Lake Montorge.
Lake Montorge.

Domaine des îles tour


Route: Place de la Planta- Domaine des ̨les РPlace de la Planta

Points of interest:

The small train and the lake inside the domaine des îles park.
The small train and the lake inside the domaine des îles park.

The Park Adventure accrobranche.
The Park Adventure accrobranche.

Discover Sion on foot


Rather than taking the tourist train, la Torpille recommends a walk through the emblematic places of the city of Sion from the Tourist Office.

The walking tour to discover the monuments of the city of Sion.
The walking tour to discover the monuments of the city of Sion.

Les monuments parcourus sont les suivants:

  • Place de la Planta
  • Supersaxo House (Maison Supersaxo)
  • Church of St. Theodulus (Eglise St-Théodule)
  • Cathedral of Sion
  • Witches tower (Tour des Sorcières)
  • Rue du Grand-Pont
  • City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
  • Majorie castle
  • Tourbillon castle
  • Valère basilica
  • Terraced vineyards
  • Place du Théâtre
  • Place du Midi

Videos


A video on the route through the old town.

A video on the route to the Domaine des Iles.

A video on the route to Montorge.

Webcam


Webcam avec la vue sur Valère et Tourbillon

webcam valère tourbillon Sion

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