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Unconventional Exhibition

Various animal machines with moving joints, legs, arms etc. are exhibited. Biggest event is the 5m... read more

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Incredible Feat of Engineering

The three brilliant minds had been connected and completely an amazing results of science and... read more

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The Machines de l’Ile is an artistic and a tourist project. It is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and the industrial history of Nantes, on an exceptional site in the former shipyards. A...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked and paid well in advance for a ride on the Giant Elephant...thought the kids would love the surprise. However, after driving for 1 and 1/2 hours to get there for 9.45am (for 10.15am ride) to find machine had broken down was, to say the...More

Thank barbarasD3967FC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Various animal machines with moving joints, legs, arms etc. are exhibited. Biggest event is the 5m high Great Elephant which people can enter and join a trip around the area. Hall of machines with several insects and birds plus the workshop where new machines are...More

Thank Sts s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The three brilliant minds had been connected and completely an amazing results of science and excellent technology to be loved by many adults especially the children who loves to explore this giant elephant walking along the vast area on its back. A beautiful creations to...More

2  Thank Jun J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I cannot understand any negative reviews of this place. If you have a love of science and a high interest in new ideas & concepts, this place is nothing short of spectacular for all ages. Our 10 year old was mesmerized by the details &...More

1  Thank miscalane
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited hoping to see and touch the machines. Hosted inside a greenhouse with crowds. Not much to see, machines are impressive but slow and you are herded like sheep to watch the demonstrations. May be interesting once the tree concept has been developed but...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci had a love child this place would be it! The engineering and craftsmanship of the machines these guys have created and their overall vision for future creations is spectacular. Can't wait to return in 2020 when their dream...More

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited hoping to see and touch the machines. But essentially it's more like a show with select audience participation. Hosted inside a greenhouse with crowds that will block the view and interrupt videos and photos. Not much to see, machines are impressive but slow...More

Thank Tammy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw one of the "animals" at the Bay Area Maker Faire so we had to go to the source and it did not disappoint. What was supposed to be a one day affair ended up being a total of four unforgettable days. Playing with...More

Thank GirafaSF
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is art in an area of urban regeneration. It is ever evolving as people work on new pieces in the workshop in the centre of the reclaimed warehouse, and it's also great fun. Working mechanical animals move around the gallery during the tour, which...More

Thank Shivaun S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is soo cool! It's full with gigantic steampunk-style machines of animals : elephants, fish , birds ,cameleons, everything you can dream of. Even if you don't pay a ticket you still have a lot you can see.

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Response from Ernjack1972 | Reviewed this property |
If a dog was allowed, I wouldn't bring one. It is just too busy with much climbing. Ask your hotel about a dog sitter. They can help.
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Response from Ernjack1972 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but only a view. They have a schedule on their website. It is quite impressive.
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