Discover the extraordinary machines in the halls of the former shipyards.
The Galerie is a living space showcasing a veritable bestiary of machines. The machines built in the workshops of theatre company, La Machine, are tested in this lab.
During the visit, the machinists will explain the history and workings of these strange creatures and breathe life into the imaginary world of the Arbre aux Hérons project.
Les Machines de l'Île, Boulevard Léon Bureau, Nantes
How to get there?
Parking(s) nearby: Parking Les Machines, Parking Les Nefs, Parking Chantiers Navals
Public transport: Prairie au Duc, Prairie au Duc 1, Chantiers Navals, Gare de l'Etat
Self-service bicycles: Machine De L'île (n°43), Palais De Justice (n°44), Grue Jaune (n°103), Brunelière (n°41), Prairie Au Duc (n°45)
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Free for PASS Nantes holders
Book PASS Nantes
For Pass Nantes card holders : free access to the Machines Gallery OR to the Carrousel. Ride on the Great Elephant not included in the Pass Nantes.
Book a ticket
Full price: 9,50 € - Reduced price: 7,50 € (Disabled persons, 4-17 years old, students, job seekers with proof of the current year)
Free access for children under 4 years old and people accompanying disabled people.
Each ticket gives access to the workshop terraces, the film and the Heron Tree prototype Branch.
All the rooms of the Galerie des Machines are accessible, building on one level. Loan of folding seats and a wheelchair possible on request. No access to strollers – Stroller park on the spot (if possible bring a baby carrier)
Tactile discovery of models in free access.
Mediation sound system. Information panels concerning the various projects.
An application allows you to download an audio and text guide for visit assistance.
To the rhythms of the interventions of the machinists, the story and the functioning of the strange creatures of the Gallery and the imaginary world of the Heron Tree are told to you.
Downloadable remotely, the application gives access to content only near the Gallery. The choice of language, FR // ENG // SPA // GER // ITAL is done automatically according to the settings of the device.
A mediation video in French Sign Language, subtitled in French, with voiceover is available online :
The giftshop-bookstore presents a wide range of unique and original objects, drawings and works, inspired by the Machines de l’île.
Contact: +33 (0)2 51 17 48 87
Gift shop Machines de l’île
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
Café de la Branche