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Le Bazacle

11, quai St-Pierre, 31000 Toulouse, France
33 5 62 30 16 00
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Ranked #22 of 53 Attractions in Toulouse
Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
126 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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Bochum, Germany
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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.

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Mirepoix, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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.

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Seix, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Boulder, CO
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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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.

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