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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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The huge elephant, the machines and the fairground rides. It is something really unique, which you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frankfurt, Germany
Steam punk meets Mad Max at the fairground

I can see why this isn't everyone's idea of a grand day out as it's all slightly bonkers, but at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rohan H
Bangor, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
+33 810 12 12 25
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Reviewed yesterday

The huge elephant, the machines and the fairground rides. It is something really unique, which you can not experience somewhere else. Great and crazy ideas you should not miss!

Thank Adrian0815
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can see why this isn't everyone's idea of a grand day out as it's all slightly bonkers, but at the same time wonderfully bizarre and rather beautiful with its own Victorian/Jules Vern era style and elegance. Yes it is a little pricy to take...More

Thank Rohan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I expected a much better museum / exhibition after reading other travellers experiences... I was there in August 2017 and waited more then 30 min in a line... the final result was a 8.5 € ticket (more then 30€ for a family) to see few...More

Thank SandraVidal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came several years ago and now it even more amazing! There s the big elephant and a lot of moving machines. It s reallay a pace to see when you re in Nantes!

Thank rajendradavid
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw an advertisement for this place last year and made the decision to visit on this holiday. It was amazing! Good value for money - a family ticket is two adults and three children under 17. There are 3 different attractions and all charged...More

Thank Glovern
Reviewed 4 days ago

So I didn't know what to expect when we arrived here. There was a fairly long queue (45 minutes) to get tickets and then you have to buy all your tickets separately. So one for the Carousel, one for the elephant and one for the...More

Thank 420crobertson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were excited to visit this attraction thinking there was lots to do. However it was confusing to know where to go. We walked towards the carousel area. (Very spread out so lots of walking). We paid for carousel thinking it would send you off...More

Thank Sambababe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jules Verne brought to life. Not only do you get to see all the animals moving, kids and adults can also get to ride on them. All commentary is in French so some language knowledge helps but is not essential

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited only one f three attractions that are available there. First of all note that an "elephant ride", "Galleries" and "carousel" are all charged independently and all of them are at the same price which in our case ( 2 adults,2 kids) was...More

Thank Kel1780
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, this is quite a gem. The machinery used for the elephant and the gallery is really amazing, hats off to Jules Verne but it's not justified for its price. First, unless you're a student or have some sort of discount, this...More

Thank jason15300
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4 June 2017|
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Response from rschuenemann | Reviewed this property |
Adult 8.50 euros, familiy ticket about 31.50. See website für details
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28 May 2017|
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Response from banx10 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We went in April Easter time and we bought them on the day. Didn't seem to be any problem. It was quiet busy, but we bought tickets to the exhibition and the elephant ride. We had about hour before ride so just took... More
7 March 2017|
Response from Mal H | Reviewed this property |
Just noticed this so sorry about delayed response, but. . . the ride is really a walk about 3/4 of a mile. You see more and can enjoy it more from the ground actually. If the kids are young and this is to be a treat, be... More