Serre-Ponçon Dam

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The dam and the EDF hydroelectric power station of Serre-Ponçon : an exceptional industrial patrimony.

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Key edifice of the development of the Durance (123m high and 650m wide at its base), it is the largest dam in Europe. Completed in 6 years with alluvial materials extracted from the bedrock in the Durance River, the structure holds 1 billion 200 million m3 of water on a surface equivalent to the Annecy Lake. The dam is made out of compacted dirt and its core is watertight clay.

It has been labeled under the patrimony of the XXth century. The hydroelectric factory dug in the rock was progressively put in service in 1960.

Typologies promo
Entreprise et Découverte
Equipements
Car park
Orientation board
Sustainable development
Coach parking
Hydroelectric power plant
Free car park
Parking 2 roues
Services
Coach access
Guided tours
Environnements
Lakeside or by stretch of water
Mountain view
Isolated
Lake 5 km away
Waterside
Vue panoramique
Période d'ouverture

From 01/07 to 31/08.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

From 01/09 to 30/06, daily.

Adresse
Barrage de Serre-Ponçon
Adresse 2
D3
Code postal
05190
Commune
Rousset
Géolocalisation
Altitude
780 m
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