Main temporary exhibition

During the Photo Festival MAP Toulouse, the EDF Bazacle Complex welcomes the French photographer Olivier Culmann from June 1st to August 28th, 2016.

Balanced between the absurd and the ridiculous, Olivier Culmann’s work analyses the question of our daily lives and our relationship to images with pin point acuteness.
Expressed through a photographic journey, the exhibition displays five collections completed by the photographer over the last 15 years.
The first section, Watchers, develops the reverse shot principle through 2 series:

  • Watchers, Autour and New York 2001-2002, dedicated to the onlookers who came to see the ruins of the World Trade Center
  • Watching TV, taken between 2005 and 2007, focusing on the eyes and opinions of television viewers around the world

The second section, conceived through the questioning if modes of self-representation, has three sections unified by a common thread: the depiction of the photographer himself.

  • Faces (made in France in 2008) 
  • The Others (made between 2009 and 2012 while the artist was living in India)
  • Seoulfie (made in South Korea in 2014)

Through these different offerings and by playing endlessly with photographic practices, Oliver Culmann invites us to question the status of images.

Photo gallery

"La Dordogne de village en barrages” in partnership with EDF and the “La Dordogne de village en barrages” association from June 14th to July 17th, 2016

In Corrèze, set in Bort-les-Orgues in Argentat, a valley in the Dordogne with breath taking views, wild gorges, natural heritage and remarkable structures. In this beautiful section of the Dordogne basin, designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, the “La Dordogne de villages en barrages" association has built a hiking trail of more than 150 km overlooking the river. For the first time the association is displaying the winning photographs from a 2015 contest, organised with EDF, to show an unexpected side of this exceptional region.

Permanent exhibition

The Centre for Public Information (CIP) presents an educational track dedicated to renewable energy, with a focus on hydroelectric energy. In addition, energy challenges, sustainable development and biodiversity are also displayed in a playful manner – or you can even discover the aquarium. This space is dedicated to deepening knowledge of the Garonne: origins, geography, hydrography, main uses by men, fauna and flora… Plus, with its famous fish pass, discover all the river’s migratory fish, in real size!


Throughout the year, the EDF Bazacle Complex welcomes different cultural events. Find the current programme here.

notice 01

Created in 2005 by Olivier Poivre d’Arvor and Olivier Glusman, the Word Marathon is an international literature festival. Organised every year in Toulouse in June, this festival offers more than 150 literary activities, debates, lectures, literary cafes, meetings and performances over four days in many locations in the city.
For the fourth consecutive year, the EDF Bazacle Complex is participating in the Word Marathon for the enjoyment of those passionate about literature, or the curious.

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For the fifth year, Toulouse Plages is coming to the EDF Bazacle Complex until August 28th. For this occasion, the EDF Bazacle Complex invites all of Toulouse and tourists to relax on the panoramic terrace along the Garonne. Books and magazines from the Municipal Library are made available to visitors.