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Sion may refer to:

In geography:

In religion:

  • Congregation of Notre-Dame de Sion, a Roman Catholic missionary organization created in 1843 to convert Jews and Muslims throughout Europe and Palestine
  • Priory of Sion, a French fraternal organization founded in 1956, and later given a bogus pedigree grafted onto the L'abbaye de Notre-Dame du Mont-Sion founded by Godfrey de Bouillon in Jerusalem in 1090. [1]
  • Sion Abbey or Syon Abbey, a medieval monastery in Middlesex, England
  • Sion College, a body of Anglican priests in London, formerly containing a valuable library

Among people:

Fictional characters:

  • Sion Eltnam Atlasia - a character in the dōjin fighter series Melty Blood by Type-Moon and French-Bread.
  • Darth Sion, a character in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Sion can also refer to:


  1. ^ Les Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau, in Pierre Jarnac, Les Mystères de Rennes-le-Château: Mèlange Sulfureux (CERT, 1994).

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Sion is a city in Valais in Switzerland.

Get in

The rail system is probably the easiest way to make it into Sion. The route the goes through Sion starts from Brig and goes toawrds Montreux.

Get around

This area is excellent for hiking in in alpine valley. See Swiss Architecture and go up the hills in the edge of town which has the Church and Castle located on top of them.


The Basilique de Valère and the Château de Tourbillon are must sees in Sion. They are relitively easy to walk to and the views are breathtaking.

  • Image:Sion notre dame.jpg
    Basilique de Valère

Basilique de Valère - The Valère basilica (Basilique de Valère), is a fortified church situated in Sion. The church (Notre-Dame de Valère) was built during the 12th and 13th centuries and obtained the rank of minor basilica at the time of the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984. This church is a sample of genuin Swiss architecture.

  • Château de Tourbillon - The Tourbillon castle (Château de Tourbillon) is a castle in Sion in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is situated on a hill and faces the Basilique de Valère, located on the opposite hill. The castle is currently in a state of ruins following a fire in 1788.
  • FC Sion - FC Sion is a top league Swiss soccer team located in town. If a person is in town when there is a game going on, it is highly recomended to see it.
  • Swiss Jet Alpine Fighter, +41 44 500 5010, [1]. Departing from Sion Airport, flights in real jet fighters are available. Flights will take plave in the Swiss alps. Flights manouvres according to the passengers preferences. € 3400.  edit


There are many stores located on the main street. The canton of Valais is well-known for its meals. Specialities are among others:

  • Fondue - Melt Swiss cheese in a pot, dipped with pieces of bread on a fork.
  • Raclette - Another fancy of melt cheese, with potatoes and gherkins
  • Cholera - Pastry made of potatoes, apples, onions and cheese
  • Brisolée - hot chestnuts with butter, bread, thin slices of dry-cured and smoked meat


Plan wisely, this area can be a little expensive depending on the time of year. And during the winter months many Hotels and Hostels will be closed so if one is plaining on making Sion more then a day trip, try to come after April.

Get out

It is only a half hour train trip from Montreux and Château de Chillon which is one of Switzerland's most famous castles.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

SION [Ger. Sitten], the capital of the Swiss canton of the Valais. It is on the railway between St Maurice (251 m. distant) and Brieg (33(33 m. distant). Sion is one of the most picturesque little cities in Switzerland, being built around two prominent hillocks that rise from the level valley of the Rhone. The north hillock is crowned by the castle of Tourbillon (built 1294, burnt 1788), which was long the residence of the bishops. The south hillock bears the castle of Valeria, long the residence of the canons (it now contains an historical museum) with the interesting 13th century church of St Catherine. In the town below is the 15th century cathedral, and the Majoria castle (burnt in 1788) the former residence of the "major" (or mayor of the city). There are various other curious objects in the city, which is built on the banks of the Sionne torrent, and is at a height of 1680 ft. above the sea-level. In 1900 Sion contained 6048 inhabitants (mainly Romanists), of whom 1481 were Germanspeaking and 4446 French-speaking.

Sion [Sedunum] dates from Roman times, and the bishop's see was removed thither from Martigny [Octodurum] about 580. In 999 the bishop received from Rudolf III., king of Burgundy, the dignity of count of the Valais, and henceforward was the temporal as well as the spiritual lord of the Valais, retaining this position, at least in part, till 1798.

See also J. Gremaud, Introduction to vol. v. (Lausanne, 1884) of his Documents relatifs a l'histoire du Vallais; R. R. Hoppeler, Beitrage zur Geschichte des Wallis im Mittelalter (Zurich, 1897); B. Rameau, Le Vallais historique (Sion, 1886). (W. A. B. C.)

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also sion, and Siôn



Proper noun




  1. Obsolete spelling of Zion.
  2. capital of Valais, a canton in Switzerland



  • Anagrams of inos
  • ions


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Zion.



Proper noun

Sion f.

  1. Zion



Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Zion.


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Zion.

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

elevated. (1.) Denotes Mount Hermon in Deut. 4:48; called Sirion by the Sidonians, and by the Amorites Shenir (Deut. 3:9). (See HERMON.)

(2.) The Greek form of Zion (q.v.) in Matt. 21:5; John 12:15.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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