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Batiment des Forces Motrices

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Past industry and present fun

Quite a unique place - huge machine hall, now abandoned from the most of its previous machinery and... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
Impressive old building

This is an impressive old building, which has been built to allow the water to flow underneath it... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 Jun 2018
“Past industry and present fun”
13 Jun 2018
“Impressive old building”
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.
place des Volontaires 2, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Coulouvreniere Rois
+41 22 322 12 20
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Quite a unique place - huge machine hall, now abandoned from the most of its previous machinery and left for guests and visitors to enjoy its visual appearance, location in the middle of Rhone and the beautiful scenery all around. We've been at a party...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive old building, which has been built to allow the water to flow underneath it. It's well worth visiting when the water is gushing underneath.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 28 December 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 !!!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank dexterakos4
Reviewed 4 July 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.

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank DanieleGiuffrida
Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 6 June 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!

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank landrefl
Reviewed 27 February 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...More

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank hask74
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Great fusion of industrial architecture and fine art

Thank RandallK189
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