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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
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An attraction that you don’t see everywhere, worth the visit! Parking and access is easy, the access to see the elephant, the carousel and the tree climbing (arbre des hérons) is free, we only paid for the gallery visit.
The Gallery’s workers were behaving extreamly unprofessionally and unfair, they let you try on the machines, but they choose who will go on randomly, so they were doing the heron flight and asked for volunteers, my children asked if they can go, but were told...More
I visited the museum where the were demonstrations of the rideable animals (in French). The mechanics of how each beast moves is truly fascinating and beautiful. The video opposite the museum, and overlooking the workshop was very good too. Very impressive indeed.
This visit made my trip. I had a great time and even rode some of the machines. It,s not just for kids, people of all ages will be hypnotise by the various machines. You will need 2-3 hours to enjoy this great attraction.
Didn’t really know what to expect as taken along by local friends..... totally enthralled by the sheer craziness of the whole enterprise...... Jules Verne meets Victorian steam punk.. Brilliant!! Only in France would something like this happen, praise be!
My husband and I loved this place . Seeing the machines in action and seeing the vision for the Tree was wonderful . I cannot wait to come back when it’s done ! They would benefit from providing some material in English , especially when...More
Wanted to do this with my girls for a few years, elephant is amazing and goes very slowly for about 40 mins. We all got splashed!! Had to wait about 5 hrs to get a go but had a look around the area, played at...More
I'm sorry but we didn't really get the concept of this attraction. The park was fine but the mechanical Animals rather left us cold. Maybe it would have been better if the centre piece, the mechanical elephant, had been there but there was no sign...More
This was a fascinating visit for us, it was only slightly spoilt by the fact we couldn't understand a word they were saying, all of the commentary was in French (obviously) and most if not all the information around was also in French. This was...More