Parc des Chantiers / Les Machines de l’Île
La Galerie des Machines de l’île
The Machines de l'île Gallery

Discover the extraordinary machines in the halls of the former shipyards.

The Galerie is a living space showcasing a veritable bestiary of machines.

An imposing 8-metre heron carries passengers and flies over the Galerie. Vegetation grows alongside mechanical plants and animals from the tree-top canopy: an ant, spider, hummingbird, sloth, chameleon, swarm of butterflies…

During your visit, the machinists will come out and explain the history of these strange creatures and the way they function.

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Nantes is transforming

Nantes is changing to become an even more ecological, inclusive, and dynamic city. To do this, new public works will reinforce our already existing ecofriendly modes of transport: new tram lines, green zones for pedestrians and cyclists, and more. From 2024, these major urban projects will disrupt traffic around Les Machines de l’Île and Parc des Chantiers, with the Pont Anne-de-Bretagne bridge closed off to cars (the bridge will remain accessible to pedestrians and cyclists). Solutions will be offered throughout construction to make it easier for everyone to get around, like: increased frequency of several public transport lines, more Naolib bike-share bicycles, and more parking spots in park-and-ride lots.

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