Barrage de la Plate-Taille
Built in 1977, this dam is impressive with its 790m-long crest and a reservoir with a 389ha surface area. At the centre of the dam, a concrete panoramic tower (107m) takes in all of the installations. The two lookouts at the top are entirely glass-paned. The underground galleries give access to the hydroelectric plant, in the heart of the dam.
Address :6440 Boussu-lez-Walcourt
Plate Taille visitor centre (rte de la Plate-Taille 99) - [TEL] 071 50 92 92 - www.lacsdeleaudheure.be - Jul-Aug: 9.30am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - guided tours of Plate Taille dam Jul-Aug, Easter and Autumn school hols: 11.30am, 3.30pm; rest of year: Wed, weekends and Bank Hols 11.30am, 3.30pm