Gold washing (Singles)

At a gold-bearing location in the upper valley of the Dordogne, every year the tourist office invites you to come and be a gold prospector for an afternoon!


Beside the waters of the Burande, you will be introduced to the various techniques of gold washing. You’ll then have to use his panning tips to find some gold (specks!), precious stones and minerals (sapphires, garnet, olivine etc.).

At the end of your session, you will be shown how to look at the structure of the minerals you have found with a binocular magnifier.

Gold washing equipment provided. Bring shoes that you can wear in the water.

Practical info:
6th July to 31st August 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons for individual bookings.
Monday afternoons for group bookings.

Prices: 7 to 17 years: €6, adults: €9, families (2 adults, 2 children): €25

Registration required at tourist reception offices of La Tour d’Auvergne, Tauves or St-Sauves d’Auvergne or by telephone on +33 (0)4 73 21 79 78.




Contact information

Singles (le Moulin de Serre). Go to the parking area after the bridge opposite the campsite.