We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Bazacle

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 11, quai St-Pierre, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 5 62 30 16 00
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting blend of art and science

EDF Bazacle is a hydroelectric plant on the banks of the river, near the weir. It blends art and science, and it is not surprising that it is a good place for parties of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
WorcesterLinda
,
Worcester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
69 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

EDF Bazacle is a hydroelectric plant on the banks of the river, near the weir. It blends art and science, and it is not surprising that it is a good place for parties of schoolchildren to visit. After looking through large windows to the generating plant, the visit starts with a room full of fun, hands-on exhibits on the nature... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
156 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Le Balzacle is what in England we call a large weir (low dam) which runs diagonally across the Garonne River on the historic waterfront in the centre of the city. For 800 years its provided water power to Toulouse and since 1890 hydro electric power. Water is channelled to a spillway on the eastern bank and through a power station... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bochum, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nothing spectacular, but interesting enough to look at if you're going for a walk and happen to pass by. There's a little museum about water in the building you pass through to get to the viewing platforms on the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mirepoix, France
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Yet another FREE museum. The setting is beautiful and there are free viewing areas with binoculars you can watch the varied bird life on the Garronne through. The fish ladder is huge, too. Not just for engineer types - something for all ages and interests. Very informative and easy to understand exhibits.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Seix, France
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

very interesting with exhibitions etc a lovely place to visit if you are interested in the river and its history; followed by a picnic on the river bank - plenty of small take away snack places on route

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, CO
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

You can browse around by yourself or catch one of the guided tours. We did both and enjoyed the freedom as well as an insider's view of the historical generators. Our guide was quite the entertaining character in both French and English. There is some self-promotion of EDF but, overall, the presentations are very well done. Nice views of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

We drove over the bridge close by to this area. The view was great which makes for a great Kodak moment but I think that is all. We didn't get out to have a look around as we thought the view was enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Le Bazacle also viewed

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
 
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
 

Been to Le Bazacle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Bazacle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?