Site Hydroélectrique EDF du Saillant

The 28-meter-high EDF du saillant hydroelectric dam has been in operation since 1929, and is nestled in the heart of a Natura 2000 listed area. The hydroelectric site is equipped with four continuously operating generating units, which produce the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of the towns of Tulle and Malemort. This industrial heritage lies at the crossroads of several existing hiking trails (GR 46, GRP des gorges de la Vézère). Two hiking trails will take you along the banks of the Vézère, to the hydroelectric plant and dam, to discover the history of the site and its environmental riches. A viewing window, installed at the hydroelectric plant, allows you to observe the turbines in action.
Guided tours are offered by the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire in July and August.
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