Guided Tour of the Remains of Malpasset Dam – Departing from Fréjus

Guided Tour of the Remains of Malpasset Dam – Departing from Fréjus

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Guided tour

The remains of Malpasset Dam

Discover Reyran Valley

Commentary from an expert guide

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2 horas



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Follow your guide and learn more about one of the biggest French civil disasters of the 20th century!

In the Reyran Valley, discover the tragic story of the Malpasset Dam.

Built in 1954, the dam broke under water pressure in 1959 after heavy rain in the area. Its breakage caused the release of around fifty million square metres cubed of water and killed 423 people. 

Today the remains of the dam that were witness to the violent event are still visible. Accompanied by your guide, discover the story of this dramatic event and the consequences it had on the Reyran Valley area in Esterel.

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  • Availability: every Tuesday during the school holidays and from July to August (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 2 hours approx.
  • Language: French 
  • Departure location: Fréjus Tourist Information Point 
  • To take part in this tour, you must have a vehicle to be able to get to the Malpasset dam site from the departure point
  • We recommend you wear appropriate attire for the walk and bring water to keep hydrated 
  • Activity not suitable for people with reduced mobility 

El precio incluye

  • Guided walk to the Malpasset Dam site
  • The services and commentary from a guide

El precio no incluye

  • Return transport to the dam site
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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