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Address: Centrale de la Batiaz | Case postale 391, Martigny 1920, Switzerland
Phone Number: 027/720.22.20
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Top of the world!! (Almost!)

Beautiful dam and views over the Mont Blanc massif!! The funicular isn't in service and they are working on the Vieux Emmosson which is higher up one of the valleys but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful dam and views over the Mont Blanc massif!! The funicular isn't in service and they are working on the Vieux Emmosson which is higher up one of the valleys but is reached via the dam, so there is some disruption and noise. When we went there was a bus service across the dam and up to Le Vieux Emmosson,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The 3 mode of transport are amazing ,beautiful scenery , but beware once at the top you have 3 sets of scaffolding stairs which are not suitable for dogs ,prams or people with walking sticks , also once on the other side of the dam the path is badly marked and difficult with small children ( not child friendly )... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Made the trip from Chamonix by train to find the funicular railway closed and no apparent way up to the dam so took the train back. Waste of 40 euros. Had been on le Chatelard.net website which does not mention this. Very poor

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Little train and walk back down. Pity the main funicular isn't open as you need to get the bus from the bottom station to the barrage. Don't know when it is re opening. With this it makes it a great round trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Been here many times and every time discover new facet. Excellent walk. Gorgeous nature, beyond words.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The drive up has been hard but arriving up there!!! Fantastic! it was in August but still snow on the montains around, Lake was full and beautiful. Visit visit this superb place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The dam and lake of Emosson are simply one of the most specacular in the Swiss Alps! You can reach it either by car (if no snow) or by funicular (very impressive with 87% slope!) or by legs! We did legs and funicular, and it was the right choice. We had a marveallous hiking walk of 12km around, up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Typical dam in the alps. Acces by road or by train, Undergoing major works, the lake is now empty.

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