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Les Machines de L'ile

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
+33 810 12 12 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank DimiEG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unic in the world.... who ever goes to Nantes has to go visite les machines de Nantes. Absolutely awesome, gorgeous, very smart.

Thank Olivier H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank k0zyulya
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank 327evelyns
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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. I was...More

Thank tony b
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

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!

Thank Martin T
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank kerrancep
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 800stephenv
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Thank Peter W
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from BiRaGi | Reviewed this property |
Not really
September 7, 2018|
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Response from Smithsabroad123 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can park at the attraction .
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Mrcbayes | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure no!