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L'Atelier de l'Eau

Interpretation Centre in Cognin

3,8 Full-fare
  • Explore the "factory canal" and the wonderful ingenuity people have used to transform water into a source of energy. Then plunge into the heart of the water cycle and its different uses. Visit an old vegetable oil mill. Video projection room.

  • Cognin has know a rich industrial past, organised around the "Canal des Usines" drifted from the "Hyères". This canal, today preserved and promoted is still the witness of a thriving activity, base on the utilisation of water as motive force. To give all its sense to this canal save, the town has rehabilitated the "filiature Thomas", who preserve a bucket wheel in "Water Workshop".

    Outside, a "water fountain" reproduce in miniature the "Canal des Usines" which was going through the...
    Cognin has know a rich industrial past, organised around the "Canal des Usines" drifted from the "Hyères". This canal, today preserved and promoted is still the witness of a thriving activity, base on the utilisation of water as motive force. To give all its sense to this canal save, the town has rehabilitated the "filiature Thomas", who preserve a bucket wheel in "Water Workshop".

    Outside, a "water fountain" reproduce in miniature the "Canal des Usines" which was going through the village.
    A the ground floor of the building, a mill reconstituted will show you all the secrets of oil making.
    At the first floor of the building : 4 rooms of discovers and experimentations on different thematic :

    - Story of the canal of the factories of the filature Thomas
    - Water and its use as motive force.
    - Water in the world of Renewable energies.
  • Environment

    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages

  • Tourism and handicap

Services
  • Accessibility

    • Mental disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
  • Activities

    • Discovery
    • Water
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment

    • Toilets
  • Services

    • Pets welcome
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • From February 2, 2022 to December 3, 2022
  • Adult
    3.80 €
  • Child
    2.40 €
  • Group adults
    3 €
  • Group children
    1.80 €
Openings

Openings

  • Each saturday from February 2, 2022 until December 3, 2022
    * Samedi : 15h à 17h Du lundi au vendredi de 14h à 17h et le samedi de 15h à 17h pendant les vacances scolaires de la zone A et les vacances d'été Ouvert sur réservation aux groupes et scolaires (demande de créneaux par mail ou téléphone)