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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 22, Cab. de Prafleuri–Mauvoisin
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 21, Arolla–Cab. de Prafleuri
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Le sentier des bouquetins
Le sentier des bouquetins
Route 171, Lac des Dix–Lac des Dix
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Hérémence
Grande Dixence dam

Grande Dixence dam

Situated at the head of the Val des Dix, Grande Dixence is the highest gravity dam in the world, and something of a record-breaker! The height of its wall, 285 metres, remains unmatched. Its weight, approximately 15 million tonnes, makes it heavier than the Great Pyramid of Cheops.
Each year it stores over 400 million cubic metres of water, a capacity achieved by the use of no less than 6 million cubic metres of concrete in its construction. With exactly the same quantity of concrete, it would be possible to build a wall 1.5 metres high and 10 centimetres wide, running all the way round the equator! The dam is 200 metres wide at its base. At the top it «slims down» to just 15 metres.

The Grande Dixence dam is open to the public from mid-June to the end of September. Four guided tours inside the wall are organised every day. You can also visit our exhibition pavilion and go up to the top of the dam wall on foot or by cable car.
Situated at the head of the Val des Dix, Grande Dixence is the highest gravity dam in the world, and something of a record-breaker! The height of its wall, 285 metres, remains unmatched. Its weight, approximately 15 million tonnes, makes it heavier than the Great Pyramid of Cheops.
Each year it stores over 400 million cubic metres of water, a capacity achieved by the use of no less than 6 million cubic metres of concrete in its construction. With exactly the same quantity of concrete, it would be possible to build a wall 1.5 metres high and 10 centimetres wide, running all the way round the equator! The dam is 200 metres wide at its base. At the top it «slims down» to just 15 metres.

The Grande Dixence dam is open to the public from mid-June to the end of September. Four guided tours inside the wall are organised every day. You can also visit our exhibition pavilion and go up to the top of the dam wall on foot or by cable car.

Grande Dixence dam

Adresse

Grande Dixence SA
Rue des Creusets 41
1950 Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 328 43 11
info@grande-dixence.ch
www.grande-dixence.ch

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Hérémence
Hérémence
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Cabane des Dix CAS
Cabane des Dix CAS
Pralong
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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 22, Cab. de Prafleuri–Mauvoisin
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 21, Arolla–Cab. de Prafleuri
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Le sentier des bouquetins
Le sentier des bouquetins
Route 171, Lac des Dix–Lac des Dix
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