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
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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 August 30th, from 12 and up. A valid proof of health in certificate form with your name on it, as well as proof of identity, will have to be presented.
For visitors wishing to visit the Château des ducs de Bretagne and/or the Machines de l'Île on the same day, a dated wristband can be offered in order to present simply the health pass only once upon entering these sites.
For more information on acceptable documents, please visit: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire
Admission: €3 – €8,50 (family pass offered)
Pass Nantes: free access to the Carrousel des Mondes Marins OR to the Galerie des Machines. Please note: the Pass does not include a ride on the Grand Éléphant.
Book your PASS NANTES
Parc des Chantiers
Boulevard Léon Bureau
Tél. 0810 12 12 25 (Service 0,05€/min + prix d'appel)