The Trient river, which rose from the glacier of the same name, gouged the 200 metre-deep gorge in the rocks. The impressive, 114 metre-high "Pissevache" waterfall is also worth a visit. In the year 1779, Goethe wrote: "There we were at last, facing the waterfall which surely deserves greater fame than many on this earth. High above us, the waters spouted from a crack in the rocks, bursting like flames into a basin, whence they moved onward, fumes of misty haze and flaky foam riding on the winds...We climbed all about, and sat by the waters with a yearning deep within, wishing to remain for hours, nay days of our lives in this place of enchantment."


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Parking: The gorge is open from May to October from 9:00 to 6:30.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 41 (0)27 764 16 13
Transportation: Between Martigny and Saint Maurice, by car or by train.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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