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If you visit Nantes, Les Machines de l’île is a place you cannot miss. Situated in the center of Nantes, Les Machines de l’île is divided into 3 parts.
The grand elephant This 12m tall elephant travels between the gallery and the carousel a few times per day depending on the season. It is fun to see (be careful of water from its trunk) so make sure you check the schedule even you do not plan a ride on it. The machine gallery I chose to visit the gallery first but I was a bit disappointed by it. It is supposed to have mini shows/ explanation with the machines inside but during my visit everything was still. I guess it was near the closing time and there weren’t enough visitors for the demonstrations.
The marine worlds carousel In this 3-floor carousel, machines are built into the form of marine creatures. It does sound interesting but I will have to report it back to you when one day I have the chance to visit it. There isn’t a combined ticket to visit all 3, but a full rate ticket of the gallery or carousel gives you 1,5 Euros discount at the other. Each entry costs 8,5 Euros at full price so it may turn out to be a pricy outing though … If you want more info, take a look at the official site: http://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/