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Génissiat Dam

Science and technology - Energy - Building industry

Europe’s first major hydroelectric dam. The construction began in 1936 and it was finished in 1948. Things to see: the surface spillway on the right bank. This is a long channel ending with a spectacular “ski jump”.
CNR offers an interactive and educational guided tour that combines hydraulic art, history and technology. There are some movies, models and objects that will help you to discover the great adventure of the river Rhone as well as all the different renewable energies such as the water, the wind and the sun that CNR has been developping.
OPEN
address
Rue Marcel Paul
01200, Injoux-Génissiat
France
+ information
Do not miss the long canal on the right side of the bank where the water is evacuated. It ends up in an impressive drop called the "ski jump".
> Video
Today
13°C
nuageux
facilities and services
  • •  Booking obligatory
  • •  Car park
  • •  Educational visits
  • •  Free car park
  • •  Guided tours
  • •  Lift
  • •  Parking
  • •  Picnic area
  • •  Toilets
opening
From 15/02 to 18/12/2020, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
visit
  • •  Langue des visites : German - English - Spanish - French
  • •  Guided individual tours on request
  • •  Guided inividual tours obligatory
  • •  Guided group tours on request
  • •  Guided group tours obligatory
  • •  Average lenght of a Group Guided Tour: 90min
  • •  Average lenght of an individual guided tour: 120min
information
In the country - Riverside - Village 2 km away
prices
Full price: from 10 €
Reduced price: from 5 €
Large family: 30 €
Group adults: 8 €.

Group rate available for > 15 people.
convenient
  • •  English spoken
  • •  French spoken
  • •  Animals prohibited
  • •  Site, building totally accessible
  • •  You have to wear flat and closed shoes. You have to bring your Identity Card as they will check it out before getting in.
  • •  Children
  • •  Home school groups
  • •  Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • •  Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • •  Cycle 4: middle School
  • •  High school
  • •  Holiday Camps Home
  • •  Children from 6 to 12 years
  • •  Young people from 13 to 17 years old
  • •  Groups
  • •  Higher Education
  • •  Cash dispensers
  • •  Minimum group 15 persons
  • •  Maximum group 20 persons
  • •  From 8 years old
OPEN
address
Rue Marcel Paul
01200, Injoux-Génissiat
France
+ information
Do not miss the long canal on the right side of the bank where the water is evacuated. It ends up in an impressive drop called the "ski jump".
> Video
Today
12°C
légère pluie
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