1. Palace

2. Staircase

3. Chapel

4. Sacristy

5. Flanking tower

6. Garrison

7. Water tank

8. Corner tower

3D Models

Travel back in time

This reconstruction offers unique insight into the architecture and design of this castle embedded in rock overlooking the old town of Sion, allowing visitors to travel back in time and discover the historical monument in a new light. Find out what Tourbillon Castle looked like before the fire of 1788.


>> Video presenting the reconstruction


For further information, check out the website Valais Wallis Time Machine.

The old sentry walk

By reading the anchors preserved in the masonry of the surrounding wall, it is possible to reconstruct with relative accuracy the defensive sentry walk from the end of the Middle Ages. 


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Sources, avec leur aimable autorisation :

© Association Sedunum Nostrum

© Patrick Elsig, historien des monuments, Etat du Valais, Directeur du Musée cantonal d'histoire


Textes tirés du bulletin n° 11 "Le château de Tourbillon" édité en 1997 par l'Association Sedunum Nostrum, rédigé par M. Patrick Elsig et du guide d'art et d'histoire de la Suisse, no 1041-1042, édité en 2019 par la Société d'histoire de l'art en Suisse.