Deep in the Rhone valley at the foot of the vineyards of the "Noble Contrée", Sierre (Siders) is Switzerland's sunniest town. Sadly, after enjoying a burst of growth for many years, the town seems to be losing speed. Happily, its comic strip festival has risen from the ashes, after being threatened for a period. Sierre is also a significant halting point in the centre of the Valais tourist region, in addition to being encircled by stunningly beautiful landscapes.
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