Barrage de l'Aigle et son Espace EDF

The Eagle Dam is also nicknamed "the dam of resistance".Its construction from 1935 to1945 was deliberately delayed by the Cantal armed resistance organization during the 2nd World War, so as not to provide additionnal energy power to the occupying forces. The Eagle's deam is also distinguished by the originality of its architecture, with its double flood spill ways and its impressive dimensions : 290 m long and 90 m high. The construction of a fifth production group in 1982 means it is now the most powerful dam on the Dordogne with a capacity of 360 MW. A guide will show you the operation of hydropower accompanying you to the heart of this exceptional place : information and reservations by email to ou by phone at 05 34 39 88 70.
A self-guided circuit at the foot of the dam is publicly available. On the left bank is a shack, 'the workers shack' reproduced identically from those inhabited by villagers from Aynes in 1945 and introduces visitors to the daily life and working conditions of the builders of large dams in the Dordogne valley. Also on the left bank, "the models of the site", built at the same time as the dam for engineering tests show visitors the evolution of construction techniques of hydroelectric facilities.

Access conditions : children allowed from12 years old. Photographs and backpacks are not allowed on the site, no pets (except guide dogs), site not accessible for people in wheelchairs. It is strongly recommended to wear flat and closed shoes. ID identification required;


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