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“Past industry and present fun”

Batiment des Forces Motrices
Ranked #62 of 161 things to do in Geneva
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 and actually didn't party too much, rather spoke and chatted on its massive terrace just over the river and discuss about something & nothing, like big international groups usually do. So it was maybe more about us than the place itself, yet in my very own memory the Batiment des Forces Motrices will always stay positive and cheerful!

Thank DeeLayla
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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.

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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 !!!

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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.

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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

1  Thank Bernard A
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