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Lac d'Emosson

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Address: Salvan 1925, Switzerland
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+41 27 720 22 20

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Stunning, Stunning, Stunning!

We decided to visit Emosson Dam kind of last minute as I hadn’t heard too much about it, we didn’t know what to expect or would it be worth the long drive from Annecy, but WOW... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
Cork, Ireland

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We decided to visit Emosson Dam kind of last minute as I hadn’t heard too much about it, we didn’t know what to expect or would it be worth the long drive from Annecy, but WOW!!! It turned out to be one of our favourite things we did in the two weeks. We got there using the VerticAlps funicular/train from... More 

1 Thank ncmc
Kamnik, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Steep and long mountain road, a little narrow at some points, but safe. At the top, you reach a lake and small church. But the biggest plus is a wonderful view of Mont Blanc. This location can also be reached with three "trains" - we didn't try them, but it looks quite interesting.

Thank Iztok G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

picked this place out from the map and set off on the long hike up the good road to the dam wall Quite an amazing feat of civil and structural engineering and very well worth the effort Pick a day of high cloud otherwise this would be a wasted journey

Thank Robert B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I think you could only do this in summer, but it's a fab spot - particular if you take the 3 trains up, the furnicular railway, the little train and final lift to the top. We went via the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny (another amazing ride). Best to go on a clear day to appreciate the views across to... More 

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Martigny, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Take time to walk around the lake or take a full day to walk up to a hut - magnificent! Great walk through the tunnels.

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Monthey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

We have driven up here and for those not used to the one car serpentine roads, it can be a bit frustrating. Once there however, the view is breathtaking and it's so fulfilling just to be there and walk around. You can either just stay at the "duvet" and have a drink or go hiking around. Either way it's well... More 

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Martigny, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

You schould only go there in summer, because it is very high and otherwise, you would feel too cold. Have a walk there to see de dino steps. Pay attention, it is a long walk and not so easy, but it is lovely.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Unforgettable views. I love mountains, I LOVE Alps, Here the mountains surrounding turquoise lake - brilliant.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

What can I say... views are spectacular, transport is fun, funicular is amazing! We really had a fun afternoon. Restaurant at top had great coffee and hot chocolate. We will be going back to find the dinosaur tracks.

Thank Judy L
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Super impressive ride up the mountain with breath taking views!! First the very steep feniculaire train then the small access train and finally the small feniculaire train up to the Emosson barrage and the views to the Mont Blanc and the alps!!

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