An extraordinary experience on the site of the former shipyards. Discover amazing machines: Giant Crab, Pirate fish, Reverse Propulsion Squid, Manta Ray, Jellyfish.
A genuine 360° theatre, nearly 25m high and 22m in diameter has been implanted on the banks of the Loire. Its 3-tier concrete lace design under a big top is decorated with pediments and guarded by 16 fishermen from every ocean in the world. You climb onto an incredible sculpture where you are spectator to strange and worrying sea creatures in a colossal 3-tiered cake. Witness the sea every which way, from the depths of the bottom, through the abysses, right up to the surface of the sea.
Les Machines de l'Île, Boulevard Léon Bureau, Nantes
How to get there?
Free for PASS Nantes holders
Book PASS Nantes
For Pass Nantes card holders : free access to the Carrousel (or the Machines Gallery). Ride on the Great Elephant not included in the Pass Nantes.
Mode Forain (free visit with or without a tour) Visit with a tour Full price €8.50 Reduced price €6.90 / €5.50 / €3 Free access for children under one year old. Visit without a tour Full price 6,30€ Reduced price 5,30€ / 4€ Free access for children under 4 years old and those accompanying disabled persons.
Discovery mode (guided and animated tour) Full price 6,90 € Free access for children under 4 years old and accompanying persons of disabled people.
No access to strollers – Stroller park on the spot (if possible bring a baby carrier)
The Café de la Branche welcomes you with its daily menus from Tuesday to Friday, and offers its sandwiches on weekends, in summer (July-August) and during the Christmas holidays.
Contact: +33 (0)2 51 17 48 86