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Les Machines de L'ile

Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
+33 810 12 12 25
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Spectacular massive moving machine animals - great for children or adults

This is one of the more imaginative and spectacular attractions I have visited. We were there to... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2015
Kerry C
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Dartmouth, Canada
Nice to see when you like technics

Nice to see, I found the tickets rather expensive for a ride. Be aware that the Elephant can take a... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2015
Ray H
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The Netherlands
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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 ride on the 12-meter tall Great Elephant, climb aboard the Marine Worlds Carrousel of 27 moving sea creatures or the Heron Tree to fly over the hanging gardens.
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Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is one of the more imaginative and spectacular attractions I have visited. We were there to see a massive mechanical elephant that walked along and blew water from its trunk at people in front of it to get them to move. Very cool.

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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Nice to see, I found the tickets rather expensive for a ride. Be aware that the Elephant can take a long wait on busy days.

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Reviewed September 5, 2015

The elephant trip may be cool for kids, but I was quite disappointed. When the whole thing is completed it may be fun, but as it is, I didn't get the fuss.

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Reviewed September 4, 2015

if you look the elephant, you are surely astonished. if you look at the machines in the exhibit, you are interested and have fun. if you think about your experience some time after the visist. you realized you had nothing very thrilling to remember. ticket...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2015

Saw the Elephant and the Dragon. The performance was well done and lasts a long time. You can ride atop the elephant for 7 euros. Beware though, he shoots water at onlookers from his trunk . Good place to bring the children.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a very wet day in Nantes and were not disappointed with the exhibits here. All the guides provided information in French (only basic English written on some information boards) but this wasn't a problem as they demonstrated how the exhibits moved, etc using...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

A must visit attraction if in Nantes. Huge mechanical Dragon and elephant. A great time there worth the visit.

Thank Roni Alexander P
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Seeing a huge mechanical elephant turning the corner towards you, spraying water from a huge moving trunk is memorable. Riding the elephant is even better. A must for everyone. Jules Verne influence everywhere, mysterious, adventurous and creative. Very good cultural and fun experience for all...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Loved this exhibition . Mechanical wonders at work! Please make sure you book the Elephant/Dragon ride in advance to avoid disappointment. If you enjoy art and hydraulics you will love this place. They bring fantasy to life creating a mechanical world of its own, like...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very good and interesting, also specially with children Prefer a visit in the morning to avoid a very long time to get tickets

Thank pierrot20152015
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