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Discover the EDF bazacle complex

A place of technical discoveries, of flowing poetry and artistic events, the EDF Bazacle Complex is among the cultural locations not to be missed in Toulouse.
Situated in the centre of the city along the Garonne, the EDF Bazacle Complex offers the public diverse experiences:

  • A museum itinerary
  • A large terrace overhanding the Garonne
  • Temporary exhibitions and a photo gallery
  • A fish pass
  • Guided tours of the active hydroelectric plant.


Come to admire this unusual location full of history and animations for all, free of charge and open all year round (closed Mondays).
 



On the programme :

During guided-tours, you will :

  • Discover the Bazacle’s history : from mills to the present
  • Feel the heartbeat of an hydroelectric plant generators still in action
  • Meet the river Garonne and its inhabitants




 

Practical information

 Entry and tours free
 

OPENING HOURS :

From Tuesday to Sunday :

  • November to April: 11am till 6pm
  • May to October: 11am till 7pm
Closed on Mondays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
 

PREPARE YOUR VISIT

The Bazacle self-tour is free of charge and available during opening hours without prior booking

The guided-tour is also free of charge and available :

  • 4pm on wednesdays
  • 2pm and 4pm on saturdays
  • 4pm on sundays
Individual or group guided visits are possible for people suffering of visual, hearing or mental disability
 

For groups booking or further information :

Access, visit program, expositions… Find more information in the flyer
 

  • Tours last one hour
  • Guided tours in French, English and Russian
  • Pets are not allowed

 

Access map

Programmation Science in the City du 7 au 15 juillet

AT THE EDF BAZACLE COMPLEX

  • Guided tour : « DISCOVER THE HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION OF EDF BAZACLE »
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday : at 2 pm and 4 pm
    Saturday and Sunday : at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

    Did you know that behind the EDF Bazacle space is hidden an hydroelectric power station in operation ? It charges in electricity more than 10 000 people. Let’s go for one hour in the backstages of an incredible factory !
     
  • EXHIBITION : INNOVATE !
    every day except on Monday from 11 am to 7 pm
    The exhibition makes accessible the innovation to the largest number of people, the creative tools or even the digital production in order to allow everyone to reveal his own creativity and, why not, to imagine inventions of tomorrow !  
     
  • ACTIVITY : INNOVATE !
    every day except on Monday from 4 pm to 6 pm
    Two play activities by Science Animation allow everyone the desire to imagine, exchange, experiment, make a mistake, create, and start again ! :
    • Introduction to coding, with Sphéros robots
    • Tilt Brush : 3D drawing with the virtual reality
     
  • NEW ACTIVITY : « PLAY AN ELECTRIC GAME ! »
    Tuesday, July 10th from 12am to 7pm
    Work with the EDF researchers and play the game against the global warming. Riddles to solve, clues to follow. Into the bargain : gifts for all the family !
     
  • TABLES RONDES : « RENCONTREZ UN EXPERT »
    Without reservation, 50 tickets available
    They are employees or parteners of EDF, come and meet engineers, researchers and experts and exchange with them about challenges about electricity, climate and the water.


SATURDAY, JULY 7TH

2PM : Predatory and migratory fishes of the Garonne by EcoLab researchers
4PM : Secrets of the water transformations in electricity – a little conference and a visit of the engines room of the hydroelectric power station EDF Bazacle.


SUNDAY, JULY 8TH

4PM : Secrets of the water transformations in electricity – a little conference and a visit of the engines room of the hydroelectric power station EDF Bazacle.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 11TH

11AM : Forecast the flow of the Garonne : a challenge « techn’hydraulic » ! by the engineers of EDF 

4PM It’s a proven fact ! The Garonne accomodate the Roman water ! by TRACES experts, University of Toulouse
 

THURSDAY, JULY 12TH

2PM : Salmons and hydroelectricity : an equation with the ecology and the science by the experts of MIGADO

4PM : Turbinator®, a scientific innovation by the engineers of EDF 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 13TH

11AM : Forecast the flow of the Garonne : a challenge « techn’hydraulic » ! by the engineers of EDF 

2PM : What is the future for the « Calotritons » (« salamanders ») in les Pyrénées ? by researchers of Ecolab / CNRS

4PM : Green energies : recycle to provide better electricity for rural environments by researchers of the LAPLACE laboratory


SATURDAY, JULY 14TH

4PM : Secrets of the water transformations in electricity – a little conference and a visit of the engines room of the hydroelectric power station EDF Bazacle.
 

SUNDAY, JULY 15TH

2PM : Salmons and hydroelectricity : an equation with the ecology and the science by the experts of MIGADO
4PM : Secrets of the water transformations in electricity – a little conference and a visit of the engines room of the hydroelectric power station EDF Bazacle.

  • DEMONSTRATIONS
    Measure the snow cover – around a model « niveaumètre » by the engineers of EDF 
    Wednesday, July 11th and on Friday, July 13th from 11 am to 7
    Understand the undergroud – around the model of phreatic table by the engineers of BRGM every days except on Monday from 11am to 7pm  


AT LA PLACE DU CAPITOLE

On Suturdays and Sundays, July 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th

  • ACTIVITY : « DISCOVER THE ELECTRICITY AND THEIR BRILLANT IDEAS » … AND MORE SURPRISES...

Saturdays, July 7th and 14th :  from 2pm to 7pm

Sundays, July 8th and 15th :  from 2pm to 7pm

Play and participative activities, animated by Planète Sciences, allow to discover by the practice and testing the operation of electricity.

How is electricity produced ? Electrical circuit, switches, lights,… but how it works ?! The most hardworking may rise challenges, like switch street lighting.

The electricity is everywhere in our life. Yet, we forget technological achievements and dispose of it so easily. To give you all the lights about all challenges raised by sciences regarding electricity, EDF propose you throughout the Festival “Science in the city” to visit, experiment, play and exchange about the energy which unite us every day.

 

Enjoy the festival !