Les Machines de l'île
Pioneering and vibrant, Les Machines de l'île is a tourist attraction with a difference. Developed to showcase the artistic talents of the city's residents, this Machines of the Isle of Nantes blends together the city's industrial past with its creative future to produce something truly unique.
Les Machines de l'île, which is located in the city's former shipyards, can be accessed from a well-located hotel in Nantes. The Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes is perfectly situated in the city centre, allowing guests to enjoy countless tourist attractions as well as their exquisitely designed rooms.
Exploring Les Machines de l'île
Created by designers François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, Les Machines de l'île combines the imagination of Nantes writer Jules Verne with the mechanical genius of Leonardo da Vinci in a number of modern art projects.
The most renowned piece of work at the Les Machines de l'île is The Great Elephant, a 12 metre tall movable robot. Tourists can clamber on board for a 45 minute trip around the site, enjoying the stunning views of the harbour region from this unique creation.
Visitors to Les Machines de l'île can also experience the three levels of the The Marine Worlds Carrousel. This beautifully adorned family friendly ride allows holidaymakers to clamber inside and actively learn about the creatures of the ocean.
Organising your hotel in Nantes
Visitors wishing to explore the city's diverse cultural attractions can do so easily from the Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes. Providing guests with relaxing spa treatments and the excellent L'Assise restaurant, holidaymakers will also be able to visit attractions such as Nantes Cathedral and the Musee de l'imprimerie.