On either side of the Garonne and the small dam called the Balzacle there are parks and open spaces and benches with lots of families and children. On the south side, cross the Pont des Catalans and take an immediate left and walk along the river. There is also an interesting wooden walkway all along the building that leads down... 更多
I went there after visiting the abattoir museum. Great place to relax and let it all 'sink' down. At the other side of the river is downtown Toulouse.
Fun to watch the big wheels spinnning to generate power and they have a super sun terrace. The whole place is free to get in! But the explanations of how this power station run by water power are laughably complex whichever language you read them in. Just sit on the terrace and look acrosss the river. Nice.
We came in here as part of a long walk round the city and my husband insisted it was worth going in. Well, it was free and he was right. Nicely laid out inside and interesting if you are into hydro-electrics/engineering and that sort of thing. The highlight for me were the stunning views over the river from the walkway... 更多
The displays in the Bazacle are not very informative. There is no opportunity to really see the turbines working, and the view of the fish ladder is murky. This may be a good venue for school classes to visit, particularly if there is a docent to explain things, but for a casual visitor to Toulouse I would suggest seeing some... 更多
What a relief after all this art museums where all the paintings look similar to each other or just weird. This is a place where locals go, with their children to get some knowledge about how all this electricity thing work. But I should say many adults (as myself) come to amuse their own. I was captured by the well-prepared... 更多
Le Bazacle was a series of powerful mills for grinding flour and olives in medieval times. In the early C20th... 更多
EDF Bazacle is a hydroelectric plant on the banks of the river, near the weir. It blends art and science,... 更多
Le Balzacle is what in England we call a large weir (low dam) which runs diagonally across the Garonne River... 更多