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Bisse du Milieu

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Bisse du Milieu

From the centre of the resort, pleasant footpath connects with the interior of the valley.
 
Water intake altitude 1,460 m, in the River Printse below Planchouet
Length 5 km
Date of construction 1700
 
This bisse is still in activity nowadays. It is used for the irrigation of the raspberries and crops of the region of Haute-Nendaz and Basse-Nendaz. At its water intake in the Printse, the water passes through a sand-remover, which avoids the too rapid obstruction of the canal. After having traversed a humid forest, the path leads along the 'mayens' (high altitude chalets) of Bleusy. One can make a stop to visit the Chapelle du Bleusy. Constructed in the 1930s, it is one of the chapels of the mayens on an axe of livestock transhumance. The priest came up  there to celebrate Mass, thus saving the peasants from having to go down to the church of Basse-Nendaz.
 
After Le Bleusy, the view opens up over the Rhône valley and the town of Sion appears below with its two hills and the castles of Valère and of Tourbillon. Shortly we arrive in the centre of the resort of Haute-Nendaz where the bisse becomes a torrent - Le Torrent du Tsâblo - and plunges down into the valley to rejoin the Printse.
 
A word of history on the Torrent du Tsâblo : in spite of the low flow of this waterway, the villagers showed proof of ingenuity in order to increase tenfold the force of the water and make the mill's wheel turn. Over a few hundred metres, four mills, a fuller, a sawmill and a tannery were spread down in steps.
Bisse du Milieu-42127
Bisse du Milieu-42127
Bisse du Milieu-42127
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