The Eagle Dam is also nicknamed "the barrage of resistance".Its construction from 1935 to 1945, has been deliberately delayed by the Cantal armed resistance organization during the 2nd world war, to not provide additionnal access energy power to the occupant. The Eagle's deam is also distinguished by the originality of its architecture, with its double flood splillways and its impressive dimensions : 290 m long and 90 m high. The construction of a fifth prodction group in 1982 is now the most powerful land EDFDordogne basin with an installed capacity of 360 MW. A guide will show you the operation of hydropower accompanying you to the heart of this exceptional book : information and reservations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org ou by phone at 05 34 39 88 70.
In spring 2017, a completely new self-guided circuit at the foot of the dam, will be publicly available. On the left bank "the builders of the dam shack" reproduced identically from those inhabited by villagers from Aynes in 1945 will introduce visitors to the daily life and working conditions of the pioneers of large dams in the valley Dordogne. On the left bank, "the models of the site", built at the same time that the dam for engineering tests show visitors the evolution of construction techniques of hydroelectric facilities.
Access conditions : children from1 2 years old, photographs and backpacks are not allowed on the site, no pets (except guide dogs), site not accessible for people in wheelchairs. It is strongly recommended to wear flat and closed shoes. ID identification required;
Tel: 05 34 39 88 70