La Girotte Dam

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  • Barrage de la Girotte et centrale électrique de Belleville
  • Vue de la vallée d'Hauteluc depuis le barrage
barrage-girotteBarrage de la Girotte et centrale électrique de BellevilleVue de la vallée d'Hauteluc depuis le barrage
The Girotte dam was built in 1946. It was the first in Beaufortain. It is one of the rare dam to be filled with the water coming from "Tré la Tête" glacier next to the Mont-Blanc. That is why the color of her water can be so special green.
To get closer you will have to walk from Belleville.
  • Main facilities :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Art collection :
    • Engineering structure
    • Dam/weir
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Barrage de la Girotte
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.765218
Longitude : 6.645913
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