Grande Dixence, Canton of Valais

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  • I was on business there and we had a guided tour of the chef personally. It was very interesting this immense building! A witness of the former pioneer spirit of Switzerland which today hardly more would be possible... really impressive!
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  • You can ride on the dam either on foot or by cable car. Many trails, put good shoes. There is a path along the dam, as well as another that goes to the Prafleuri hut, beautiful ballads aloft
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  • An impressive work of man, which are worth reading the technical data to comprederne greatness. The scenery is spectacular. By the way, comfortable and safe, the artificial lake surrounded by glaciers. Very nice also the path of Chamois, visited only in part (the part that runs along the Lake). Evocative galleries and stunning glacier crossings. From the parking lot to the base of the dam to the Crown through a convenient cable car.
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  • Impressingly huge! Nice easy walk on the top along the lake with typical alpine nature. Relatively easy to get by car.
  • Its a few years since I visited but is well worth a visit. The views from the dam top are stunning but the view from the base of it looking up makes you realise how small and insignificant we are. You have to park in a car park and then walk up to a small cable car for the climb to the top. This isn't free but wasn't expensive. You can walk up to the top of course but I know I am not fit enough. Vehicles carrying disabled people are allowed past the car park so you don't have far to walk to the cable car. Nice cafe at the top and for the more adventurous people there are paths along the west side of the lake
  • Wonderful and impressive place. The biggest gravity dam in the world and you can visit it ! Is really impressive too to see the lake level varying each time you visit the place. You'll find near the place a restaurant and hotels as well as mountain cabanes to spend the night.
  • When you see this dam from valley, it looks almost fake. Its astonishing building. I recommend visit in autumn, because its filled in maximum capacity.
  • Grandiose !

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