Castle of Vidômes

This strange fortress-like building in the centre of town is the oldest in Sierre. Built at the end of the 15th century, it is a private residence that is unfortunately not open to the public. The 'vidômes' (or 'vidomnes') were once representatives of the church responsible for managing property and collecting tithes. The name, which is equivalent to the French 'vidame', dates back to the 12th century and comes from the Low Latin vicedominus, meaning 'vice-lord'.

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