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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 Elephant is the 8th Wonder of the World!

I booked in advance to take the 'Grand Elephant Ride' which is situated in the 'Les Machines de... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xavier R
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London, United Kingdom
Blown away in Nantes

WOW! Les Machines De Lile in Nantes, France is fantastic. In 2022 a metal tree will be constructed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sian T
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Les Chantiers | Bd Léon Bureau, 44200, Nantes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked in advance to take the 'Grand Elephant Ride' which is situated in the 'Les Machines de Lille' museum. I'm glad I booked in advance as there was already a large line of tourists when I showed up at 10am on a wet Saturday...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW! Les Machines De Lile in Nantes, France is fantastic. In 2022 a metal tree will be constructed in a disused quarry measuring 50m in diameter x 35m high. The pics here are prototypes of what will be placed in the tree. People will be...More

Thank Sian T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more a display of machanical animal shaped constructions that can move about and are large enough to ride on. The museum itself is overpriced as there's not much to see. However you can pay 8.50 euros and ride on the huge mechanical elephant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go!!! See the elephant, see the heron and many of the insects which will inhabit the 45 metre Heron Tree when it eventually opens in 2022 - loved the spider and the caterpillar. BUT do not be put off by the exterior of the...More

1  Thank Sally20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time here. Watching the elephant was incredible but I didn't feel like I needed to wait in line to ride it. We did pay to ride the carousel which was awesome. It's so much better than it looks from the outside....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended for children and adults alike: a super interesting mix of engineering and art which will keep you busy for a few hours. Also, don’t miss the carousel.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Les machines de L Ile de Nantes is THE attraction of the city. Must take a ride on the elephant. The tickets can be purchased in advance on line but must be exchange at the cashier. QR code required to get into the attraction: Elephant...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

After waiting nearly 10 years to visit I finally managed to ride the elephant and was not disappointed. I pestered my family for years about going but no one else wanted to go, finally this year they gave in and came, well everyone loved the...More

1  Thank Cupcake97
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

When we started to walk down there I wasn't expecting at this, it is a very interesting place with amazing "Machines" What I loved it was the big elephant , I am still asking myself how did they build that

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Only went to outside area and watched the giant elephant walk the street. We good and great to see. Was not really interested in going in to see rest of machines

2  Thank Craig L
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