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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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Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.