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Individual visit: Oui
Group visit: Oui
Length of the visit: 2 hours

The 3rd largest stakeholder in French industrial tourism, EDF has always been keen to open its hydroelectric developments to the public to introduce them to this industrial heritage.

Situated in the heart of the Limousin, where two French “départements”, Creuse and Haute-Vienne, meet, Lake Vassivière and its underground hydroelectric power plant, Mazet at Peyrat-le-Château, are a key development in the regional electricity supply and the largest tourist hub in the Limousin area.

The reservoir behind the Vassivière straight gravity dam was filled with water at the end of 1949. The power plant was commissioned in 1951 and has an installed power of 63.7 MW. Each year it produces the equivalent of the electricity consumption of a town with 40,000 inhabitants, like Brive.

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Individual visit: Oui

Guided tour: Oui

Times of guided tours:

Guided tours every Friday, except for public holidays (tours held for a minimum of 8 people)

Guided tour booking info:
Kid rates: Free of charge (from 8 years old)
Adult rates: Free of charge


Restrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous

Group visits booking info:

Guided tours every Friday, except for public holidays.
Tours by prior booking. Please contact us on +33 (0)5 34 39 88 70 or by e-mail at visites.edf.vassiviere@manatour.fr to book your visit.

School parties aged 8 years and older.

Minimum number of people: 8

Maximum number of people: 15

Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free of charge (from 8 years old)

General information

Length of the visit: 2 hours

Tasting: Oui

Activity: Oui

Age limit: 8 years old for school parties

Shop: Oui

Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No

Disabled access: No

Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes


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