Built in 1909, the Tuilières dam is one of the oldest hydroelectric sites in the Dordogne valley. Being an experimental site for fish migration, it is equipped with unusual installations.
The Espace EDF Tuilières visitor centre opened in 2010. This information centre with its own tour guide presents scientific and technical aspects with the help of educational materials (models, diagrams, videos and hands-on activities) adapted to all ages: the energy challenges of the future, the history of electricity, the different ways of producing electricity and how a hydroelectric power plant works.
The visit to the fish lift is an opportunity to observe migrating fish and discover the history of their long journey.
IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Times of self-guided tours:
July - August and other school holidays:
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm
The rest of the year:
Wednesdays and Saturdays: 9 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
Group visits booking info:
Please contact the Espace EDF on +33 (0)5 53 73 54 24 to book your visit.
Group tours all year round.
Minimum number of people: 8
Maximum number of people: 25
Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free of charge
General informationLength of the visit: 1 hour 30 minutes
Visit of the fish lift
Languages spoken: English
Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: Yes
Disabled visitor comments:
The fish lift is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes