The Earth Pyramids of Euseigne

Euseigne

Arolla: Mont-Collon

Arolla: Mont-Collon

Arolla: Pigne

Arolla: Pigne

Arolla: Hôtel Kurhaus

Arolla: Hôtel Kurhaus

Arolla

Arolla

Arolla: Tsarmine

Arolla: Tsarmine

Arolla: Hotel Kurhaus

Arolla: Hotel Kurhaus

Thyon: Les Collons

Thyon: Les Collons

Thyon: Les Masses

Thyon: Les Masses

Thyon: Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Thyon: Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Thyon: Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Thyon: Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Thyon: Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Thyon: Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Thyon: Snowpark Centralpark

Thyon: Snowpark Centralpark

Evolène: Agence Evolena Sàrl - Evolène, Village - Dent Blanche

Evolène: Agence Evolena Sàrl - Evolène, Village - Dent Blanche

Evolène: Dent Blanche

Evolène: Dent Blanche

Vercorin: Creux du Lavioz

Vercorin: Creux du Lavioz

Vercorin: Village - Val d'Anniviers

Vercorin: Village - Val d'Anniviers

Dailley: Nax

Dailley: Nax

Mase: le Trappeur

Mase: le Trappeur

Euseigne lies in Val d'Hérens, a side valley of the Rhône, near the world's highest dam, the Grande Dixence. The earth pyramids of Euseigne are one of Switzerland's most important geological sights and are protected monuments.

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The fascinating earth formations at the entrance to the small Valaisian village of Euseigne cannot be overlooked: the valley's main road leads directly through them. The earth cones are 10 to 15 meters high and most of them are protected by a rock lodged on the top. The cones were created in the end phase of the last Ice Age, about 80,000 to 10,000 years ago.

When the ice retreated, glacier tongues left enormous piles of debris behind, which contained boulders. Rain and meltwater gradually freed these boulders. While the water continued to erode and carve out the area surrounding the boulders, these rocks served as protective caps for the soil underneath them, enabling the formation of the well-known natural monuments.

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