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At the Grandval dam, the water reaches the supporting piles of the main structure, towering 95m over the high watermark of the reservoir behind the dam. It was thanks to the experience he gained at Garabit (1882-84) that Eiffel was able to design and build his famous 300m tower in Paris (1889). Today, the viaduct has been repainted its original red colour. It boasts wonderful views of the wooded slopes of the valley, hemmed in by steep hills and dotted with occasional rocks.

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