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
DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
Starting on July 21st, a EU Digital covid certificate will be required to access cultural venues for visitors 18 and up. Then, as of September 30th, from 12 and up. For visitors wishing to visit the Machines de l'Île and one of the other exhibition sites of the Voyage à Nantes (Château des ducs de Bretagne, HAB Galerie, Temple du Goût and Passage Sainte Croix) on the same day, a dated wristband can be offered in order to present one's health pass only once on these sites. For more information on acceptable documents, please visit: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire