Machines de l'île

Nantes
Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

An unprecedented artistic project combining the imaginative and invented worlds of Jules Verne with the mechanical ingenuity of Leonardo De Vinci, the Machines de ''île is the brainchild of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice. Inside a former shipyard is the workshop and gallery of the artists' steel and wood works where you can meet the engineers themselves as they work on their latest projects and marvel as the mechanical animals periodically come to life. Children and adults alike will be astounded at the beauty of these mechanical creatures and don't forget to board the Great Elephant, a 12-metre-high mechanical ride, and experience a unique stroll along the quayside!

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.