PARC DES CHANTIERS
LE CARROUSEL DES MONDES MARINS
LES MACHINES DE L’ÎLE
This merry-go-round (85 feet high, 65 feet in diameter) is an incredible sculpture dedicated to the sea.
Its creators, Pierre Orefice and François Delarozière, invite the visitor to embark on an aquatic voyage spread over three floors inside a concrete filigree. The carrousel is capped with a circus tent decorated with pediments and protected by 16 fishermen from the different oceans of the world. From the abyss of the ocean floor to the surface of the sea, discover incredible sea creatures: giant crabs, pirate fish, reverse-thrust squids, Manta rays, jellyfish…
In 2015, Le Poisson coffre (“box-fish”) joins the Carrousel des Mondes Marins. It is located on the deep-sea level and is the 3rd element offering a chance to plunge deep down into the salle des machines. Four people can sit in its 3.5-metre (11.5-foot) long case. But beware: down here, strange sea creatures appear.
© Jean-Dominique Billaud / Nautilus
Open from 01/09/2016 to 19/10/2016
From 10:00 to 17:00 (on tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays)
From 10:00 to 18:00 (on saturdays, sundays)
Open from 20/10/2016 to 02/11/2016
From 10:00 to 18:00 everyday
Open from 03/11/2016 to 16/12/2016
From 14:00 to 17:00 (on tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays)
From 14:00 to 18:00 (on saturdays, sundays)
Open from 17/12/2016 to 31/12/2016
From 14:00 to 18:00 everyday
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Admission: €3 – €8,50 (family pass offered)
From July 1st to August 31th (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM), 2nd tour for free!
Pass Nantes: free access to the Galerie des Machines and the workshop and discount entrance fee to the Carrousel des Mondes Marins (or the opposite). Please note: the Pass does not include a ride on the Grand Éléphant.
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Parc des Chantiers
Boulevard Léon Bureau