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Les Machines de L'ile

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 yesterday via mobile

OK let’s be clear, the guide is only in French, as are the descriptions, but it’s a unique way to while away an hour in a re- purposed shipyard. The amazing elephant was receiving maintenance when we were there, but looks like a blast -...More

Thank TheCyclist42
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing-very interactive with so many extraordinary machines. We loved the spider and the hummingbird especially although the elephant is brilliant, astonishing and well worth the money to ride on. You will simply never see anything like this anywhere else. Maybe the carousel is better to...More

Thank w0rkingt0travel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every time we are in Nantes, we make sure to go and see the elephant as it is simply a marvel of engineering. Children of all ages just love it! They travel just in front of it as it goes on its tour of the...More

Thank mcdermg2
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were large and fully automated, Take the chance to ride in - on them and become part of the machine, comantary is in french as you wuld expect but the staff do speak english

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From an abandoned shipyard to the creation of fantastic machines. You will not only see the current ones, but they will also share with you their dreams and next projects. Don’t miss the elephant!

Thank michxxxxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Les machines is good for all the family and reasonably good value. The story behind the regeneration of the area is interesting and the ride on the elephant and carousel are good. Arrive early if you want to get a ride on the elephant as...More

Thank Mash104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside the centre a couple of tram stops down. Even if you do not go on the rides its a nice place to walk round. You will need to pay though to ride on the elephant and to enter the gallery of machines, the...More

Thank MarkCal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. This place is amazing, quirky, entertaining and so well executed. The elephant is utterly brilliant. We loved the spider and hummingbird too. Brilliant!

Thank LondonBobin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a 72 hour city pass and the art gallery was included but just had to pay extra to ride on the elephant! The elephant was soooo big!!! Kept squirting water out unexpectedly haha. Got drenched at one point.

Thank sdang88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just watching these giants move around is fascinating so we didn’t buy a tichet to ride on one. That seems a bit steep (8 Euro) but the money for the tickets does go to animal welfare sanctuaries. Worth the small detour from the crowds in...More

Thank Axbridgemum
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Smithsabroad123 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can park at the attraction .
27 August 2018|
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Response from Mrcbayes | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure no!
10 July 2018|
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.