Visit Bort les Orgues during the holidays

Visit Bort les Orgues during the holidays

The department of Corrèze, in the Limousin region, contains many floristic riches, ideal for hiking and/or camping holidays, alone or in a group. If you want to relax and unwind in a peaceful environment, far from large cities, you can go to the town of Bort-les-Orgues or Borgues les Orgues .

Indeed, Bort-les-Orgues city is a sublime tourist environment, where you can visit the castle of Val, the EDF space of the Bort-les-Orgues dam. This stunning place characterized by volcanic organs is a perfect destination for your vacation.

Places to visit in Bort-les-Orgues

What to do in Bort-les-Orgues? The town of Bort-les-Orgues is full of countless fascinating tourist sites. If you decide to go hiking in this part of France, consider visiting Bort-les-Orgues castle. Indeed, the castle of Val belongs to Bort-les-Orgues city, and this since 2017. Built on the edge of the Dordogne Valley , the castle with 6 towers offers a marvelous view of the landscape.

You can also walk along the Bort-les-Orgues lake. In addition to being huge, Lake Bort has three (03) beaches: those of Aubazines, Val and La Siauve. Bars and restaurants are also set up on the Bort-les-Orgues lac beach.

When you go to Bort-les-Orgues, don't forget to go to the Bort-les-Orgues dam located on the Dordogne river. This industrial building 120 m high is well known and characterizes Bort-les-Orgues city. An EDF space is available and open to all at the Bort dam; it was built with the aim of increasing the tourist potentials of the region and informing visitors about its construction and operation.

Borgue les Orgues is also famous for its famous natural site. It is important to mention that Bort-les-Orgues is a volcanic city, so a 2m long phonolitic lava flow overlooks Bort-les-Orgues city. These imposing organs can be explored and are very popular with hikers and tourists. In addition, they offer an incomparably sublime view of the surroundings.

What activities can be done in Bort-les-Orgues?

There are many activities in Bort-les-Orgues. First of all, thanks to the vast area of ​​Bort-les-Orgues lake, it is possible to go water skiing. Canoeing is also practiced on Lake Bort. Also, visitors can go jet-skiing and fishing. Moreover, Carp fishing is very popular in Bort-les-Orgues. The Bort-les-Orgues dam is gigantic and attracts many tourists.

Camping areas are also set up in the city. If you want to spend time close to nature around a good campfire, Bort-les-Orgues camping is for you. In addition to the camping sites available in the city, you can also go hiking or mountain biking. La Bourgnatelle campsite is located an hour's drive from the tourist site. It has a wide range of accommodation.

The Bort-les-Orgues dam: a mind-blowing work

Bort-les-Orgues city is mainly known for its hydroelectric dam. This exceptional and emblematic work is 120 m high, 390 m long with a base of 80 m and a crest about 8 m wide. This dam was built in 1942 and located in both the Limousin and Auvergne regions. With its capacity to hold over 470,000,000 m3 of water, it tops the list of the largest water reservoirs in the Haute Dordogne.

Thanks to the EDF space, managed by the Bort-les-Orgues tourism services, it is currently possible to visit the dam. The EDF was installed for an "educational, fun and interactive" objective, as stated by the town hall of Bort-les-Orgues on its official website.