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Chemin du vignoble
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Grand Bisse d'Ayent
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Chemin du Vignoble
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Stage 4, Sierre–Martigny
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Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Panorama Bike
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Ayent
Irrigation Channel Museum

Irrigation Channel Museum

Irrigation channels from the mountains (Bisses in French) were once the life line for Valaisan farmer and to some extent they still are today. But that is not all: beautiful hiking trails exist alongside these idyllic channels and from now on this tourist attraction will have its own museum.
The fascinating story of the irrigation channels and their great significance for Valais are displayed in eight rooms in a magnificent 17th century building. From the very first relics to the most recent.

To irrigate their meadows and growing's, the valaisan mountain-dweller went to remote rivers, which took their origin in the glacial period. To bring it where it was necessary, they began to build canals called Bisses. They cross ravines, cliffs and forests. Some of them have an unknown origin; others were built in the middle age.

Some of the Bisses became obsolete when others were preserved and still in use today. The Bisses demonstrate the inventiveness and obstinacy of our ancestors and offer some of the most beautiful walks in the region.
Irrigation channels from the mountains (Bisses in French) were once the life line for Valaisan farmer and to some extent they still are today. But that is not all: beautiful hiking trails exist alongside these idyllic channels and from now on this tourist attraction will have its own museum.
The fascinating story of the irrigation channels and their great significance for Valais are displayed in eight rooms in a magnificent 17th century building. From the very first relics to the most recent.

To irrigate their meadows and growing's, the valaisan mountain-dweller went to remote rivers, which took their origin in the glacial period. To bring it where it was necessary, they began to build canals called Bisses. They cross ravines, cliffs and forests. Some of them have an unknown origin; others were built in the middle age.

Some of the Bisses became obsolete when others were preserved and still in use today. The Bisses demonstrate the inventiveness and obstinacy of our ancestors and offer some of the most beautiful walks in the region.

Irrigation Channel Museum

Adresse

Musée des Bisses
Maison Peinte
rue du Pissieu 1
1966 Botyre-Ayent
Tel. +41 (0)27 398 41 47
contact@musee-des-bisses.ch
www.musee-des-bisses.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin du vignoble
Chemin du vignoble
Stage 3, Sion–Venthône
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Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Route 213, Tseuzier, Barrage–Le Samarin–Forniri–Pertou–Arbaz, Etang-Long
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Cycling in the surroundings

Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 4, Sierre–Martigny
Show all
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Biking in the surroundings

Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Panorama Bike
Crans-Montana Bike Marathon
Villages Bike