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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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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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A very huge building that used to be the power plant of the city in the past. Now it is used usually as a theatre or for other reasons !!! Interesting to visit when there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Andrew T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A very huge building that used to be the power plant of the city in the past. Now it is used usually as a theatre or for other reasons !!! Interesting to visit when there is something on !!!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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Veyrier, Switzerland
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Great fusion of industrial architecture and fine art

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