An emblematic dam-hydropower plant
With impressive dimensions, the dam-hydropower plant of Génissiat is an unmissable stopping point in the landscape of the Upper Rhone, sitting astride Ain and Haute-Savoie. It is also a milestone in France’s energy history: a few kilometres from the source of the Rhone in Switzerland, this hydroelectricity facility was the 1st built by CNR in the Rhone Valley.
The tour circuit
The visits, guided by a professional tour guide, last an hour and a half. You will be at the heart of an industrial facility, next to the turbines and transformers, in the control room, and the team operating the site. Soak in the atmosphere!