Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

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  • Address: Parc des Chantiers, Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes, France
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-810121225
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Amusement Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids

If you are looking for innovative and unique tourist sites, you cannot give a miss to Les Machines de I’lle de Nantes. It is the quirkiest sight of Nantes, taking you to a journey to a future world. All thanks goes to the makers, Francois Delaroziere (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manas association), who had such an innovative idea to re-create a warehouse of a former shipyard into a magnificent artistic park. A step into the park takes you to the ‘imaginary world’ of Jules Verne and ‘the mechanical world’ of Leonardo Di Vinci.

The park has 3 sights:

  • The Great Elephant – a mechanical elephant of 12meter high giving you a tour for 45 minutes.
  • The Marine Worlds Carousel – a huge carousel of 25 meter high, featuring 35 underwater moving creatures on three levels.
  • The Heron Tree – it is 45 meter high steel structure, topped with two herons.

Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Travel Tips

  • From 9th May to 12th June and from 22th to 25thSeptember (2015) trip to Great Elephant are not available.
  • From 1st to 4th September, 2015, there is no access to the Marine Worlds Carrousel.
  • From 1st September, 2015 to 16th October,2015 and 3rd November to 18th December, 2015, the artistic park is closed on Mondays.
  • On 24th December and 31st December, theartistic park will close at 5pm.
  • On 25th December and 1st January, theartistic park will be close.
  • From 4th January to 5th February, 2016, theartistic park will be closed. It will again reopen from 6th February,2016.
  • On 19th April, there are no elephant trip in the morning, return to 2pm (Marathon of Nantes).
  • Entry for children below 4 years are free for the gallery and Great Elephant trip.
  • Pass heritage if only for the gallery, free carrier (with maximum 5 people accompanying persons with additional payment).
  • The Marine Worlds Carousal  is operated only in 2 modes (visiting or discovered) following periods.
  • Entry fee to the Marin Worlds Carousal for children below 1 year is for free.
  • For adult group and children group visits, minimum number of people should be 15 and prior reservation is required.
  • For disabled, 1 place per ride within the limit of the number of available places.

Entrance Ticket Details For Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

Regular:

  • For students: € 6.50

Entry fee of visit to the Gallery or trip to Great Elephant:

  • Full price: € 8.50 (with the Gallery ticket 1.60€ discount at the Carrousel – valid for 48 hours).
  • Reduced price: € 6.90 (for disabled people,of 4- 17 years children, students, job seekers with valid proof of the current year).
  • For holders of the Carte Blanche: € 5.50
  • For adults: € 7.40
  • For children: € 5.80

Tickets for Marine World Carousel:

  • Specific price: € 7.40 (for adults), € 5.80 (for children).
  • For children age 1 to 3 years and the companion accompanying a disabled person: € 3
  • Full price: € 8.50 (with this ticket, € 1.60 discount on the full price at the Gallery: valid for 48 hours).
  • Reduced price: € 6.90 (for disabled people,of 4- 17 years children, students, job seekers with valid proof of the current year).
  • For holders of the Carte Blanche: € 5.50
  • Extra Turn: € 3

Visit turn (without access to the corridors, no access to the elements or to turntables):

  • Full price: € 6.90
  • Reduced: € 5.30 (for disabled people,of 4- 17 years children, students, job seekers with valid proof of the current year).
  • For holders of the Carte Blanche: € 4

Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Hours

Departure times of the Great Elephant 

  • From 11th – 26th April, 2015 (everyday) – 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm.
  • From 28th April to 10th May, 2015 (Tuesday to Friday) – 10:15, 11am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 5:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.On Saturday and Sunday (and 8th May) – departure at 10:15am ,11am , 11:45am, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm.
  • From 12th May to 2nd July(Tuesday to Friday) – 11am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 3:45pm.On Saturday and Sunday (including 15th and 25th May) – 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 5:15pm, 6pm

How to Reach Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

  • Tram line 1: get off at Chantiers Navals. From this station, it will take you around 3 minutes in car to reach this artistic park.

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  • Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Address: Parc des Chantiers, Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes, France
  • Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Contact Number: +33-810121225
  • Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 59.52% of people who visit Nantes include Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes in their plan

  • 63.3% of people start their Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

78.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

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  • We plan on visiting your beautiful park the morning of September the 12th 2019. Would we be able to see the Great Elephant, The Marines World Carousel and the Heron Tree sights between the opening hours and 2 p.m. the same day?

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    • Hi Brenda,

      The Machines of the Isle of Nantes is an artistic, touristic and cultural project based in Nantes, France, and a must-visit. The park timings on 12 Sep 2019 are 10.00 to 17.00 and that gives you 4 hours to visit Great Elephant, The Marines World Carousel and the Heron Tree, all on the same day. 

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