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🌲 Euseigne Pyramides

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2016 March, 2018 Août, Curiosités
  • Date de Visite
    29.03.2017 && 07.08.2018
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    46.17324 7.41716

Euseigne Pyramids


The pyramids of Euseigne are a geological curiosity in the Val d’Hérens. They are located in Euseigne on the Sion-Evolène road at the intersection of the Val d’Hérémance which leads to the Grande Dixence dam. The road passes under the pyramids through a small tunnel.

The Euseigne pyramids seen from the road upstream.
The Pyramids of Euseigne

Formation of pyramids


Pyramids were formed following the disappearance of the glacier that covered the Val d’Hérens during the last glaciation about 100,000 years ago. As the glacier retreated, it left a compact moraine with rocks. With erosion, the moraine has dug itself under large rocks that compress it and protect it, forming pyramids. These will eventually disappear over time due to the action of water.

A pyramid with the rock that makes its hat.
A pyramid with the rock that makes its hat.

The picturesque village of Euseigne 1 km higher than the pyramids.
The picturesque village of Euseigne 1 km higher than the pyramides.

Access


Parking lots are available along the road below the pyramids

The tunnel


In 2016, the canton of Valais decided to create a new tunnel around the pyramids by 2021, which will protect the site and improve traffic flow. It is true that today the visit of the place is not easy with a ravine on one side and a dangerous road on the other.

The current tunnel dating from 1947 under the pyramids.
The current tunnel dating from 1947 under the pyramids.

Stroll around the pyramids


The pyramid path starts near the tunnel and lasts 20 minutes, which allows you to enjoy a beautiful observation point and especially the Borgne gorges, whose path connects Bramois in the Rhône valley to the village of Euseigne via the hot springs of Combioula.

The Borgne gorges near Bramois.
A picture of the gorges of the Borgne river near Bramois.

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