Parc des Chantiers
Machines de l’île
One day at the Machines

Under the Nave of the Parc des Chantiers, a team of crazy builders has set up their workshop. Their imagination explores the treetops, the savannah or the sea bed, they build a bestiary of living machines that escape from the workshop… On the very places where the great ships were built, these monumental mechanical structures are, for all, an invitation to dream and to travel.

Cultural seasons

Indian summer, Spring or Christmas, the cultural programme on the site is very rich!
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Picto accessibilité handicapMost sites are accessible: information can be found on each establishment’s webpage. For specific details, please contact Le Voyage à Nantes or the service provider. The Pass Nantes is offered at a discounted rate for those with a disability card.

Parc des Chantiers

As the headquarters of the “Machines de l’île”, the park is now a fun and educational site.


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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