The Grande Dixence Dam is a concrete gravity dam at the head of the Val d’Hérémence in the canton of Valais. At 285 m high, it is the tallest gravity dam in the world, fifth tallest dam overall, and the tallest dam in Europe. When you stand up at the bottom and face this gigantic structure it’s so intimidating. We wanted to bike up but we were told it’s not allowed, and although we saw few people doing it, we decided to take the cable car. The views from up there are of an incredible beauty. And if you are up for a some adrenaline, you can book the 700m long zip line (kids as of 4 years old are allowed in a tandem with an adult). We unfortunately didn’t book and missed the chance. Likewise, we couldn’t do the guided tour inside the dam, but will make sure to book these next time.

If you’re most interested on the spectacular views from up there or the multiple hikes starting from the dam, you can walk up to the dam instead of taking the cable car and your visit will be free of charge ;).

The Grande Dixence road is open from mid June till the end of October 2020 (according to conditions). Guided tours inside the wall from mid-June to the end of September.

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