EDF TRUYERE DISCOVERY CENTRE: Discover hydropower in the heart of the EDF Couesques power plant!
Commissioned in 1950, the Couesques hydroelectric development is located 6 km upstream from the confluence of the Truyère and the Lot rivers and includes a power plant and a “overflow” dam.
Located in the former control room of the power plant, the EDF Truyère Discovery Centre was inaugurated in September 2015. This new information centre offers the public the opportunity to discover the history of hydropower in the Lot and Truyère valleys in a fun, interactive manner. The scenographic area has an educational circuit using models, touch pads, films and experiments to explain how power plants and dams work as each day they produce the first of the renewable energies: hydropower.
The public is invited to extend the tour by going onto the Couesques dam and enjoying the fantastic panorama over the structure and the reservoir, situated in a Nature 2000 area.
IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Guided tour: Oui
Times of guided tours:
- JUNE / SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER:
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 10 am - 1 pm / 3 pm - 6 pm
- JULY / AUGUST:
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 pm -1 pm / 3 pm - 6.30 pm
Guided tours at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm. No booking required.
Guided tour booking info:
Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free of charge
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
Group visits booking info:
JUNE / SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER:
Thursday and Friday, prior booking required on +33 (0)5 34 39 88 70 (booking department open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm)
Tour conditions for groups:
- Minimum 8 people / Maximum 26 people - school parties from year 4 (age 8-9) (mixed-age classes can be accepted by derogation)
Minimum number of people: 8
Maximum number of people: 26
Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free of charge
General informationLength of the visit: 1 hour
Languages spoken: English
Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: Yes (access for people with reduced mobility)
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes