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Hôtel du Barrage

In the heart of an exceptional site, the hotel welcomes you at the foot of the imposing dam. Its industrial-style building offers 60 rooms with a view over the Val des Dix.

An ideal stopover for trekkers on the Val d'Hérens tour or the ideal stopover for lovers of industrial heritage to relive the epic of the dam.

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The restaurant

Located in the heart of the Valais, on a site steeped in history, the Hotel Restaurant du Barrage welcomes you to the cradle of Grande Dixence.

From the beginning of June, our restaurant opens its doors to welcome you at the foot of the Grande Dixence dam, three minutes from the crest and Dix Lake.

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Cabane Prafleuri

From the foot of the dam, you can walk to the top of the wall or take the « Chargeur » cable car.

If you reach the Grande Dixence dam by private car, if you arrive early enough you will find a parking space in one of the two car parks located next to the cable car departure station.

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The concretegiant

The Grande Dixence dam, the highest gravity dam in the world, is part of a vast complex which includes four pumping stations (Z'Mutt, Stafel, Ferpècle and Arolla) and three production plants (Fionnay, Nendaz and Bieudron), with a total capacity of 2000 MW.

The Grande Dixence hydroelectric complex thus produces some 2 billion kWh each year and accounts for 20% of Switzerland's storage energy. It supplies the equivalent of 500,000 households with electricity.

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