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Cleuson-Dixence, Switzerland

From series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
Year: 1964. Height: 285 meters.

The highest settlement in the world is located in Switzerland. Many travelers know Cleuson-Dixence under the other name - Grande Dixence. The wall of the dam on the Dixence river has the height of 285 meters. The dam has always been used since 1964 and has not lost its functional characteristics over the years. The dam building took 14 years. In order to reach Cleuson-Dixence, the modern tourists now have to overcome more than 30 kilometers of a very complicated mountain chain.

Cleuson-Dixence, Switzerland It should be noted that Cleuson-Dixence Dam is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. In the middle of the 20th century the small house was built for the construction workers, which was later converted into the hotel. The experienced travelers recommend visiting this area in the second half of September. In this period, the water basin has the maximum water level, its depth can reach 284 meters.

A few years ago, the dam was connected to the flat districts by the cable car. Through the dam tunnel the exciting excursions for the tourists are carried out. After the visit of the magnificent building from the inside is still an interesting entertainment offered to the guests - all interested can stay in one of the tunnels under the dam. The dreamers prefer to visit this wonderful area in winter - amidst snowy mountain landscapes the dam still looks more impressive. Next - Deriner Dam


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Postomat' located in 16 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Aloc-Cars Limousine Service Rent a car' is located in 13 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Garage Sporting Lambiel SA' in 16 km
Supermarket: 'Epicerie Kiosque Bazar du Rond-Point' in 8 km
Parking: 'Garage de Verbier' in 14 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie des Combins' in 14 km
Police station: 'Police Municipale' in 18 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Hôtel Restaurant du Barrage de la Grande Dixence Thierry Hays' in 0.38 km
Railway station: 'Châteauneuf-Conthey' in 16 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Sion Airport SIR - in 16 km
 »  Corrado Gex Airport AOT - in 38 km
 »  Megeve Airport MVV - in 65 km
 »  Interlaken Airport ZTJ - in 76 km
 »  Annemasse Airport QNJ - in 88 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Cleuson-Dixence

Les Amis

Located in 7 km from Cleuson-Dixence
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Rooms: 1
It has a living/dining room with radio. It exits to the balcony. Its kitchen-/living room is equipped with 3 hotplates, oven, dishwasher, micro wave. … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Rosablanche XL Siviez

Located in 8 km from Cleuson-Dixence
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Rooms: 1
Les Dents-Rousses

Located in 9 km from Cleuson-Dixence
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Rooms: 1
It has a living/dining room with open fireplace. It exits to the balcony and to the terrace. Its open kitchen is equipped with 3 hotplates, oven, … More: photo, rates and booking
Chalet Le Sèd

Located in 11 km from Cleuson-Dixence
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Rooms: 1
The unit consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room with a seating and dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and 2 bathrooms with … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Cleuson-Dixence - Crans-Montana

In Crans-Montana you will find a large territory for experienced skiers. The system of ski funiculars is very thoughtful here. Besides ski slopes there are wonderful opportunities for cross country skiing.
Crans-Montana will perfectly suit beginners and skiing fans with average skills. Snowboarders will find here high-quality territories just for them (half-pipes and snow parks).

Advanced skiers will also not get bored here, as there are such complicated routes as La Toula and Bella Lui.

Besides this several years ago here was organized a fan-park, the square of which estimates 25,000 sq. m. Mountain slopes have 4 special zones for picnics.
Besides skiing you will find interesting night- and cultural life in Crans-Montana. Here are often conducted festivals and large exhibitions.
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