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Tseuzier Lake is an artificial lake formed by the Rawyl Dam. Its water is used to generate electricity. The lake can be reached on foot by following the Sion or Ayent bisse trail. For those who are less athletic, it can also be reached by post bus (daily from end June to mid-August, then weekends from mid-August to end September). It is also possible to get there by car and park at the foot of the dam.
The lake tour is an easy walk with breathtaking scenery.. You can do this tour with children but we recommend that you take a baby-carrier backpack rather than a push chair. Allow roughly 1 hour 10 minutes for the lake tour. Along the way you will come across the Gîte de Lourantze, a charming place where you can enjoy a drink, grab a bite or even stay the night. Be sure not to miss the magnificent waterfalls by the path on your way there. At the foot of the dam, Rawyl restaurant proposes refined seasonal dishes. In September, be tempted by the fixed meal with game. You can also stay the night. It can sleep a dozen or so people.
Access by bus : train to Sion, then the bus to the Rawyl dam.
Access by car : leave the motorway at « Sion-Est » and take the road to Anzère. After about 10 to 15 minutes, at the crossroads in Saint Romain village, leave the main road (which turns left) and go straight on, following the road signposted « Barrage de Zeuzier ». Continue along this road for a little over 12 kilometres until you reach the dam.