Up here views over Trient and the Mont-Blanc region are truly impressive - and the return journey on the same line to Le Châtelard, or by bus from Lac d'Emosson to Finhaut offers more scenic enjoyment.
ATTENTION: The three railways from Le Châtelard to the dam of Emosson are currently closed.
"Mont Blanc-Express" train from Martigny or Vernayaz via Salvan, Les Marécottes and Finhaut to Le Châtelard; funicular rail, narrow gauge railway and inclined lift to the dam wall
View: Over Switzerland’s Trient region with Aiguilles du Tour and Aiguille du Chardonnet, across to Aiguille Verte and the Mont Blanc
Attractions: "Parc d'Attraction du Châtelard"railways, views of the Mont-Blanc massif, 250 million-year-old dinosaur tracks (2.5 hour hike)
Culinary aspects: Les Montuires mid station: Restaurant with 30 indoor seats, 40 outdoors
Restaurant Stausee: Valais specialities
Cabane du Vieux Emosson
Overnight stays: Barrage: Large 60-place dormitory
Cabane du Viewx Emosson: 2 dormitories with total 28 sleeping places
Groups: Restaurant du Barrage d'Emosson: 230 places
Winter: Operations solely in summer
Special comments: Reopening in 2014 following extensive renovation of the funicular railway