L'Atelier de l'eau

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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 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.


Adult: 4.20 € Child: 2.70 € Group adults: 3.40 € Group children: 2.10 €. Group rate available for > 10 people.


18 rue de la Paix, 73160, Cognin
From 04/02 to 01/12/2023, every Saturday. Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st and November 11th.