Montorge CastleCurrently Open
- Address: Valais, Sion, Switzerland
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Located at the north-western side of Sion, right at the top of the rocky peak of Montorge, stands the Montorge castle in a ruin state. Build in 1233 by Aymon de Chablais, the primary aim behind its construction was to keep a control on the Rhone Valley and the road to High Valais. However, during the War of Rarogne in 1417, the entire castle was burned. What you see now is the remaining of this magnificent castle symbolizing the never-ending battle that continued between the Counts of Savoy and the Bishop of Sion. However, hiking all the way up to the castle is a worthy visit. From the castle, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Montorge Castle Travel Tips
- Wear proper shoes as you need to hike a lot.
- Visit the place during morning hours.
- Entry is free.
- Recommended time to visit is 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
How to Reach Montorge Castle
- On foot
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95% of people who visit Sion include Montorge Castle in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
33.6% of people start their Montorge Castle visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Montorge Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Montorge Castle