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Batiment des Forces Motrices

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Address: Place des Volontaires, 2, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 322 12 20
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This old power station on the Rhone, once a symbol of the city's rapid...
This old power station on the Rhone, once a symbol of the city's rapid industrial growth at the end of the 19th century, today serves as a theater.
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Industrial history

Enormous building, situated in the middle of the river, and apparently still controlling the level of the Geneva lake. Very beautiful from the outside and interesting inside too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Enormous building, situated in the middle of the river, and apparently still controlling the level of the Geneva lake. Very beautiful from the outside and interesting inside too. Large industrial components and now an enormous place for catering purposes.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You are on a small island at the westend of the lake. A very attractive view on Geneva and a Swatch museum. You can enjoy a good ice-cream

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Geneva, Switzerland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This "space" is awesome... tall ceilings, loads of space. They can cater to anything. Really cool pieces of machinery lying around. Love the decor!

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Annemasse, France
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433 reviews 433 reviews
93 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

the BFM as we call it here, is lovely from the outside and occupies a magnificent place on the Rhône. INside there are the old turbines, quite picturesque. It is perhaps only open on concert nights, but as it is in the center of town worth a trip to see the setting and the exterior. Try not to be put... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Great fusion of industrial architecture and fine art

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