Bisses, irrigation canals
Bisses, canaux d'irrigation
Discover wonderful walks on gentle slopes surrounded by most idyllic landscapes:
Bisses, originally built to humbly irrigate meadows and pastures at altitude so that livestock would have adequate fodder, many of these spectacular structures span extraordinary sheer walls. Most have disappeared, victims of modernization and economic progress. At the beginning of this century, there were still 200 bisses between the top of the Conches valley and the shores of Lac Leman. This translates into some 1800 km of canals, built, all too often, at enormous risk to those involved and always entirely by hand.
Wish you an excellent weekend and see you again next week.