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Bisse de Salins

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Bisse de Salins

The oldest bisse of Nendaz, dating from the Middle Ages and still in use today.

Water intake altitude 1,170 m in the River Printse at Plan Désert.
Length 12 km
Date of construction 1435
 
The bisse irrigates the high-altitude chalets, fields, orchards and crops of Beuson, les Biolley and Salins. In 1435 the region of Nendaz was part of the possessions of the Duke of Savoy. In that year, the Major of Brignon authorized the construction of the canal in the name of the Duke of Savoy.
 
The path crosses very differing places, beginning with a humid forest perpendicular to the village of Beuson before arriving at the metal footbridge which crosses the torrent of the Ojintse, and then dry grassland which developed on a southern-oriented moraine. The flora of this arid region is worth the detour. On a hot summer's day on can observe the praying manta there.
Bisse de Salins-42120
Bisse de Salins-42120
Bisse de Salins-42120
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