Sierre is the capital of the Sierre province in Switzerland. It is one of only three of the official bilingual towns of Switzerland, as both French and German is spoken, due to its close proximity to the French border.
Sierre is the starting point for tourists looking to visit the sites of Val d?Anniviers, which consists of Ayer, Zinal, Vercorin, Chandolin, Grimentz, St-Luc Vissoie and St-Jean Chandolin. The Val d?Anniviers is of course the Alpine valley in Switzerland.
Besides being the start point for visits to the abovementioned villages, there is also a local wine museum to visit, as well as the Lac de Geronde, a local and beautiful lake. Of course, Sierre also hosts a festival on the first weekend of July each year, which is the Festival Weekend au Bord de l?Eau (at the edge of the water); as well as the yearly Sierre Blues Festival in August, which is something that must be seen by any blues enthusiast.
An interesting factoid about the people of Sierre is that they are said to be direct descendants from the Huns, as they have very unusual features not found anywhere else in Switzerland. This is found in their lightly coloured eyes, hair colour, large foreheads, common nose, wide shoulders and neck, broad chin and the fact that they are low statured. It is also believed that their dialect is different from others.
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