Dams and reservoirs

Dams and reservoirs


The Emosson reservoir, situated above the Trient Valley, was brought into service in 1972 to satisfy a high demand for electricity from all over the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Its waters come from the old submerged Barberine dam, erected between 1921 and 1925. It is a popular excursion destination, notably for the dinosaur trail close by. It can be reached by road and by taking the funicular which was used during the construction of the dam.

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Visit: 2h on request
Season: on request
Price: from CHF 300.- for a group (max. 30 pers.)

Location: Finhaut
Height 180 m
Capacity: 227 Mio. m3

Infos and reservation:
Centrale de la Bâtiaz
Case postale 39
1920 Martigny
+41 27 769 11 11