The La Bâtiaz castle was built in 1260 and is the only remaining witness to the medieval era. It was an object of envy, and passed from the House of Savoie to the Sion bishops (and vice versa) many times. Dishes influenced by medieval flavours are served during the summer season.

There are panoramic view over the surrounding vineyards and Rhône Valley from the castle tower. The castle also hosts collection of medieval torture instruments inside. The château's medieval tavern, À la Part des Anges is now a highlight with its medieval menu.

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Founded: 1260
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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www.batiaz.ch

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S. Ilona Horvath (2 years ago)
Parking easy to find, 15 minutes walk uphill with clear signs, amazing location with great view and informative plaques and medieval war machines in the front garden, the yard is lovely, the restaurant is simple but friendly, the event room is atmospheric, the tower is well worth a climb: you'll get the real thing here: dirt, narrow stairs, lonely pigeons and an awesome view
Sina Gh (2 years ago)
Amazing lighting in nights
Milind Ghanekar (3 years ago)
The tower can be reached via a paved walking path that takes about 10 minutes to climb. There are some life-size examples of medieval catapults in the yard. The tower (which was a dungeon) can also be climbed. The stairs are narrow so you have to be careful. There Is an outdoor viewing platform on the top that provides a great panoramic view of the area. If you drive there is a parking lot just off the main road called ‘Parking de la Batiaz’. Then the start of the walking path is from the old town nearby.
Jorge De la Torre Koch (3 years ago)
Great view
Harald Grønvold (4 years ago)
Great view and hospitality
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