Located on an island in the Loire River right in the centre of Nantes is 'Les machines de l'île' project. The exhibition, show, concept is the vision of two artists and according to Wikipedia: "The projects aim to promote the city's image and intend to build an identity for it as a creative metropolis of dream and of fantasy"
The Great Elephant is a moving mechanical model, 12m high and 8m wide. It is made from 45 tons of wood and steel. It can take up to 49 passengers
The design and detail is inspired
This enormous spider climbs from a hole in the exhibition floor
The Heron is controlled by 2 people on its back and carries 2 more in baskets at its feet
Definitely worth a visit - Genny often stands out in the crowd but didn't get a look in here