Summer Sightseeing in Veysonnaz

Summer Sightseeing

Sion VineyardsSion & Saillon

Switzerland's oldest town and the capital of Swiss canton of Valais/Wallis is Sion, is only 20 mins away. Boasting 2 châteaux, the ancient priory of Sion, a fort, Europe's largest underground lake and many museums there is no shortage of things to see. For those in need of retail therapy there are full shopping facilities and a Friday market, as well as a theatre, cinema and swimming pool. Saillon, with its thermal baths, is just 30 mins away. Verbier, a thriving ski centre in winter is worth a summer visit. There is snow here all year round.

Nearby Towns, Cities & Landmarks

Being only 15 minutes from the A9 motorway makes for a convenient base for exploring Switzerland and parts of Italy. Nearby attractions include the Grand Dixence Dam, Sion, Zermatt glacier, Solothurn, Jungfraujoch, Lake Thunersee, Lake Geneva and the numerous towns/villages around its shoreline including Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey


Swiss Lakes 2Whilst Switzerland is of course land-locked, this is amply compensated for by its many beautiful lakes, some of which are within an hours drive. These are a natural playground for water sports and the perfect location for a summer picnic or a refreshing swim. Lake Geneva (aka Lac Leman) and the Swiss Riviera is an hours drive, where you will find sandy beaches in Villeneuve, Bouveret and Montreux or enjoy a boat trip.

Wine tasting

Surrounded on all fronts by high mountain ranges, Valais is particularly sunny all year round and the climate is classed as Mediterranean. This makes it a prosperous fruit growing area that produces some excellent wines. Sion is surrounded by vineyards and is one of the main wine producing areas in Switzerland.


Scenic Trains

Scenic TrainsMatterhorn Gottard Bahn; Mont Blanc Express, Martigny; Saint Bernard Express, Martigny; Oberwald Steam Railway; Glacier Express, Zermatt; Gornergrat Bahn, Zermatt: The Matterhorn Railway and Parc d'Attractions du Châtelard. The Chocolate train from Montreux is another popular excursion.