Les Machines de l’Ile

Uncategorized 10 Jan 12

 (Pete Carr)

In September 2010 my girlfriend and I visited Les Machines de l’Ile in Nantes, France. I posted a few photos from that trip but I feel that a complete set really tells the story of the place. It’s a magical place where a giant hand crafted wooden elephant roams around and in a few years time a multi story sea themed carousel will be built along with an incredibly beautiful tree that you can walk up for stunning views over Nantes. These guys don’t think small.

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Rideable sea creatures as part of the sea themed multi-story carousel.

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An intricate model of the huge tree they plan to build in Nantes. It will have plants living in it with a sophisticated watering system running all through the structure.

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A beta test of the tree system built over the gift shop. You get a great view as the elephant walks past.

Comments 2

  1. laanba says on 15 Jan 12

    This looks incredible! This is going on my list of must see things. I love whimsical things like this.

  2. Ayla85 says on 19 Jan 12

    These is the greatest invention I ever seen, I want also to try to ride on that elephant.

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