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Visits to Emosson Dam

Meeting place: in front of the turbine on Emosson square, near the restaurant

General Conditions

Free visits of the Emosson dam on site for individual passage.
The visits are limited to 10 people per guide, thank you to announce to the tourism office opposite the restaurant the Gueulaz.
July 7 to August 23.2015: visits every day except Monday.
Visits: 11h, 13h30 and 15h.

For more information, contact: Office of Tourism of Finhaut. Telephone: 027 768.12.78


The Emosson Dam can be accessed by a mountain road that is open to the public during the summer season. A bus service provides the road connection between the railway station of Finhaut and the Gueulaz Pass.

With the actual project « Nant de Drance » and the construction taking place around the dam of Emosson, we ask you to respect and follow the signs and indication regarding the access to the dam for your own safety.

Following accesses are actually open to the public:
- Access to the top of the dam coming by the train and Minifunic.
- Access to the dam Crest.
- Trails to the Vieux Emosson; dinosaur’s footprints, Barberine, Giétroz, La Loriaz.

Following accesses are actually closed to the public:
- Road to the dam Crest
- Road leading to the “Vieux Emosson” along the Emosson bank.

During the week a shuttle bus is taking you along the Emosson bank leaving from the parking lot of the Emosson Restaurant to the bottom of the road going to the “Vieux Emosson”. This is also a way to get to the trail going to the “Col de Tenneverge”.

Details of the Visit

  1. Reception of the visitors on the square of the restaurant. 
  2. Visit of the Weller room.
  3. Presentation of the Emosson scheme on the scale model. 
  4. Explanations concerning the instruments figuring on the model – pendulum, rockmeter (extensometer).
  5. Transfer to the top of the dam.
  6. Entry at the left bank and visit of the gallery 1926.
  7. Comments on the mountains, Dinosaurs, Old Emosson Dam, the impact of the dam on tourism; return to the square of the restaurant.