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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  • It is impressive to see the machines which have, teach them to you and you can see how they work. The elephant impresses even if not mountains, looks better when you are walking along the Esplanade. The drawback: the price. I understand that there is much to keep, but it seems a little excessive to me. They explained only in French. In winter time is very limited. In summer, you have to be much better.
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  • Original great attraction of Nantes, a museum with giant machines on which you can travel... Imagine an elephant of 50t 8 m wide steel, wood and leather... It's like a Jules Verne or Star Wars novel straight out animal... Travel to the Interior is a unique... The Museum complements the attraction showing the authors of these machines at work... To do!
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  • A stroll back to mechanical elephant has with your young children if possible by windy day because sunny days you will have cold
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