Emosson Dam

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Built between 1967 and 1972, the dam blends perfectly with the surrounding rocky landscape. The best way to arrive is by funicular (the world's steepest), which commands a splendid view of the Mont Blanc range. The 180m-high curved dam holds back 225 million m3 of water. In a geological paradox, the water here originates from the Mont Blanc range on the other side of the valley, arriving through underground galleries before rising thanks to a natural siphon phenomenon.

Useful information

Address:

Finhaut

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

guided tours (1hr) early Jul-end Aug: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm - closed Sun - depart near the restaurant

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