Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer Statistics

What are the activities at Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer ?


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Why choose a trail at Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer?

The Gouffre d'Enfer is a dam located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, on the Allier River. It was built between 1965 and 1968. It is 148 meters high and has a storage capacity of 240 million cubic meters of water. The dam is equipped with a huge system of turbines and generators that produce electricity.

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What are the coordinates and address of Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer?

Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer
Brg du Gouffre d'Enfer, 42660 Planfoy, France

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Starting Point

The start of the Gouffre d'Enfer Dam trails is located in Saint-Nectaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. To get there, take the D4 towards Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise and continue on the D618 to Saint-Nectaire. The dam is located near the village.

Why visit Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer

The Gouffre d'Enfer is a dam located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, built in 1963. It consists of two structures: the dam and the hydroelectric plant. The dam is a reinforced concrete structure, 55 meters high and 245 meters long. The hydroelectric plant produces a power of 68 MW. The Gouffre d'Enfer is a popular tourist site, particularly for its panorama of the Rhone Valley.

Things not to be missed

The best activities to do near Gouffre d'Enfer Dam are hiking, canoeing and fishing. Hiking is one of the most popular activities here because it offers beautiful scenery to enjoy. Canoeing is another popular activity, especially in the summer, as it allows you to see the area from a different perspective. Fishing is also very popular, especially with fish lovers.



-The mountain bike



Things not to miss:

The beautiful scenery around the dam

-The possibility of hiking and mountain biking

Where to eat:

1. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

2. Gouffre d'Enfer dam

3. Restaurants

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