Thursday, June 13, 2013

Montreux & Sion - Switzerland

Two great swiss cards sent by Óscar. The 1st shows the Châtelard Castle in Montreux and the 2nd the Valère Basilica in Sion.

Château du Châtelard is located on a hill in the middle of a vineyard near Montreux. It commands a splendid view of the lake and the Alps.
It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

The Valère basilica, also called Valère castle, is a fortified church situated in Sion in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
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.
The organ on the west side of the Valère basilica, believed to have been built in 1435, is one of the oldest in the world. Its pipes are arranged to form a rough outline of a church; the larger pipes form two towers, and the smaller ones create a triangular church roof. - in: wikipedia

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