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 (closed in 2022) which was used during the construction of the dam.


Visit (1 - 15 pers.)
1h15, registration on the spot
Season: see link "More information"
Price: CHF 10.- /pers.

Groups (15 - 30 pers.)
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

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