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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 8, St-Maurice–Martigny
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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Vernayaz
«Pissevache» waterfall

«Pissevache» waterfall

From the 16th century, the «Pissevache» waterfall has been mentioned in the first travel accounts. It has inspired many artists and alpinists. From the surrounding valley, it is clearly visible and easily accessible.
Prior to human intervention, the waterfall of Salanfe, nicknamed «Pissevache», a pure glacier girl, was tirelessly rolling his long silver braids down the rocks. It was so strong that the water dust described by Ramuz went on the hands and faces of the numerous visitors before they had reached the height of the waterfall.

Goethe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Madame de Staël, Emile Javelle and others praised its beauty.

In 1866 a bridge hanging boldly to midheight of the fall even invited tourists (for 1 franc) to pass under it.
From the 16th century, the «Pissevache» waterfall has been mentioned in the first travel accounts. It has inspired many artists and alpinists. From the surrounding valley, it is clearly visible and easily accessible.
Prior to human intervention, the waterfall of Salanfe, nicknamed «Pissevache», a pure glacier girl, was tirelessly rolling his long silver braids down the rocks. It was so strong that the water dust described by Ramuz went on the hands and faces of the numerous visitors before they had reached the height of the waterfall.

Goethe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Madame de Staël, Emile Javelle and others praised its beauty.

In 1866 a bridge hanging boldly to midheight of the fall even invited tourists (for 1 franc) to pass under it.

«Pissevache» waterfall

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Commune de Vernayaz
Rue du Collège 10
1904 Vernayaz
Tel. +41 (0)27 764 22 10
info@vernayaz.ch
www.vernayaz.ch

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Rêves Gourmands Hôtellerie & Gastronomie
Rêves Gourmands Hôtellerie & Gastronomie
Vernayaz
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 8, St-Maurice–Martigny
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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