At Ambialet, the Tarn river describes a long 3-kilometre loop.
Where the river seems to double back on itself, the Ambialet peninsula is only thirty metres wide. This unique site, which was the most important stronghold in the Albi region for over two centuries, still bears traces of its prestigious past. It was in the heart of this site that the 5th power station of the Saut du Tarn plant was erected. The plant began to take an interest in using the Ambialet falls as early as 1913. “Building in this magnificent, rugged, wild site aroused the desire to respect such a wonderful setting in my Parisian father. His project, accepted without hesitation by the Saut du Tarn Board of Directors, reflected the vision of the engineer in successfully striking a balance between the necessity of the structure with the beauty of the site,” remembers the daughter of the architect, André Nibart.
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IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Guided tour: Oui
Times of guided tours:
Tours from start of July to start of September, Fridays at 11 am and 11.45 am (except public holidays).
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Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free of charge
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
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General informationLength of the visit: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Disabled access: No
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes