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GRANDE DIXENCE DAM

Guided tours, with sound and lighting effects, of the very heart of the highest gravity dam in the world take place every day, from mid-June to the end of September.

Groups assemble with a guide in front of the information centre at the foot of the dam.

Times
11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm. When there are large numbers of visitors, additional tours may be offered at 2.15pm and 3.45pm.
Duration
approx. 1 hour
Booking
at the dam
Capacity
max. 40 people per tour
Sensory experience tour time 10.00 am, is held only after registration at the information centre (tel. 027 775 51 09)
Duration approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
Capacity 30 pers. maximum
Prices:
  • Adults (age 16 and over): CHF 10.00
  • Students, apprentices, pensioners: CHF 8.00
  • Children (age 6 to 15): CHF 6.00
  • Groups (10 or more, per person): CHF 8.00

Crest of the dam

The crest of the dam offers an amazing 360° view. It can be reached on foot in about 45 minutes, or by cable car. The crest is the starting point for several walks, including the Ibex Trail (Sentier des Bouquetins), Cabane de Prafleuri, Cabane des Dix and Cabane de la Gentiane.

You will also have the possibility of discovering the sensory experience pathways on the crest of the dam and along Lake Dix (experimental backpacks will be provided at the information centre).

Return ticket for cable car (www.theytaz-excursions.ch) :

  • Adults: CHF 10.00
  • Children (age 6 to 15): CHF 5.00
  • Groups (10 or more, per person): CHF 8.00

Inclusive “Discovery” ticket

Tour of the heart of the dam plus one-way cable car ride:

  • Adults (age 16 and over): CHF 13.00
  • Children (age 6 to 15): CHF 6.00

Tour of the heart of the dam plus return cable car ride:

  • Adults (age 16 and over): CHF 15.00
  • Children (age 6 to 15): CHF 7.00

Visitor centre

This includes:

  • an information point selling tickets for tours of the dam;
  • a permanent exhibition and audiovisual presentation about the period from the construction of the first Dixence dam to the construction of the Grande Dixence dam, the entire Grande Dixence complex, the Cleuson-Dixence complex and their environmental context (duration: 30 mins.).

Visit our new exhibition about the construction of the Grande Dixence dam!

Access

By car : A9 to the Sion Est exit, follow signs for Val d’Hérens, Vex - Hérémence-Dixence.
By coach : Cars Theytaz Excursions run coaches from the railway station at Sion, www.theytaz-excursions.ch
Journey time from Sion : approximately 1 hour

 
Suggestions
Grande Dixence SA
Rue des Creusets 41
1950 Sion
T +4127 328 43 11
F +4127 328 43 82