The Bort-les-Orgues hydroelectric site is the first in the chain of developments in the Dordogne. In addition to its energy-producing role, it also serves to regulate the flow of the Dordogne downstream. With almost 500 million m3 of water, the reservoir behind the Bort-les-Orgues dam is the fourth largest reservoir in France. Equipped with two generating units, the power plant produces the equivalent of the electricity consumption of a town with 128,000 inhabitants.
Located in the immediate vicinity of the dam, the Espace EDF is an educational, entertaining, interactive place. A guide will show you the different ways electricity is generated and how they work. The Espace EDF Bort-les-Orgues also aims to raise awareness to the need to save energy and protect the fauna and flora.
>> Site participating in the “Journées de l’Industrie Electrique EDF”
IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Times of self-guided tours:
Low season: January to March / October to December (outside school holidays).
Open on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.
Mid-season: winter, All-Saints and Christmas holidays (all zones).
Open Tuesday to Saturday including public holidays from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.
High season: April to September.
April, May, June and September:
open Tuesday to Saturday including public holidays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
July and August:
open Monday to Sunday including public holidays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.
Tours possible for groups all year round, prior booking required.
Exceptional opening dates:
- Sunday 21/09 (“Journées du Patrimoine” (Heritage Days));
- Sunday during the Fête de la science (October, date to be confirmed);
- Sunday during the Journées de l’industrie électrique ( EDF Electricity Industry Days) (date not yet set).
The Espace EDF is closed on 01/05, 25/12 and 01/01.Guided tour: Oui
Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free of charge
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
Group visits booking info:
Please contact Espace EDF de Bort les Orgues on +33 (0)5 55 46 15 33 or using the booking form to book your visit.
For groups of more than 25 people, groups can be split into several sub-groups.
Minimum number of people: 10
Maximum number of people: 25
Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free of charge
General informationLength of the visit: 1 hour
Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: Yes
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes