If you had a spare shipyard lying around in your country, what would you do?
Why, build a theme park, of course.
"Les Machines de l’île" is a totally unprecedented artistic project. Born from the François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice’s imagination, it is at crossroads of Jules Verne’s "invented worlds", of the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and of Nantes’ industrial history, on the exceptional site of the former shipyards.
As if there weren't 1001 reasons to go to France anyway, riding around a theme park on an elephant inspired by a design engineer's wildest dream would be enough.
The Island of Machines has a place where you can watch the engineer/artists at work, a book and gift shop, cafe, carousel, and much more.
I dare you to watch and not be intrigued.