• Interpretation Centre

L'Atelier de l'Eau

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.

Interpretation Centre L'Atelier de l'Eau Cognin


Cognin (73160)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

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.

    1 4


    Adult: 3.90 €
    Child: 2.50 €
    Group adults: 3.10 €
    Group children: 1.90 €.

    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


    Open to children
    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : French, Italian
    Languages informatives signs : French


    From 14/02 to 03/12/2022, every Saturday.
    Closed exceptionally on 16/04, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st and November 11th.

    • Pets welcome
    • Toilets


    18 rue de la Paix 73160 Cognin

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

    More informations

    Information update on 08/04/2022 by Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme