Les Machines de L'ile, Nantes

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Enter the dreamlike world of fantasy that combines the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci and the imaginary worlds of Jules Verne at Les Machines de L'ile. This fantastic project is an absolute must, especially if you have children. Gigantic machines take you on a steampunk journey through time using artistry and magic--some of these mechanical marvels even take you on the ride of a lifetime. Hop on The Great Elephant, a mechanical mammal made from 45 tons of steel and wood, for a 45-minute walk around the grounds. Then, control the movements of the machines at the Marine Worlds Carousel. This massive 360-degree theater on three levels displays mechanical marine creatures--many of which you and your kids can control. The ship sets sail 5 m (16 ft) above the seabed, then plunges you virtually into the depths, where wild creatures like deep-sea lanternfish light your way. Plan to visit Les Machines de L'ile and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nantes attractions using our Nantes online day trip planner .
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  • Too expensive. Elephant friendly giant. When weather is nice. Barbecue. Hangar has banana near roof edge of loire for coffee.
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  • What can I say. Absolutely unmissable and unbelievable. The highlight of a visit to Nantes. Nantes would be nothing without it.  more »
  • Nantes is the birthplace of one of the great, Julio Verne, and created a fantastic machines, abyssal creatures and wonders of mechanics and motor Park in the city. It flipó to visit this museum with all its attractions and to build on them, not only in the carousel of the marine life, but in WaSP which there are "machines" them as such. I think of story, if it had been a girl would have impacted me, would have been rather difficult to forget. Find yourself on the street a giant elephant made of wood with a tube that ejects jets of water... with those so colossal is something amazing. I note as well that all these attractions people behaved, was an incredible experience and I highly recommend it, although the price is not cheap I think it deserves because it is something unique in the world. Just observe the figures move is impressive, they have something that catches me. I think it is a beautiful, craft and poetic work. I was wanting more! I'll be back!. Suitable for children rather than to anyone, is how to get a lot of creatures of an unreal hat.
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Affordable and convenient bases from which to explore the countryside surrounding Nantes, family-friendly campsites just a short ride from the city offer access to private swimming pools and proximity to popular seaside resorts. Within Nantes itself, you can choose a centrally located hotel or good-value hostel, from which you can walk to the city's finest shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. If all you need is place to sleep at a reasonable price, consider booking a room at one of the city's university residences.
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