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20 Monsters Of The Isle Of Nantes [Pic]

Many countries highlight their unique landmarks (Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy) or cultural celebrations (or the Rio Carnival in Brazil & Running Of The Bulls in Spain) as a reason to visit. But Nantes, the 6th largest city in France has an entirely different way to lure tourists to their region.

Tucked inside several warehouses that were formerly used as shipyards, sits an exhibition titled Machines of the Isle that will genuinely blow your mind.

The creation of two artists Franois Delarozire & Pierre Orefice, their vision is based upon Visualizing a travel-through-time world at the crossroads of the imaginary worlds of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo Da Vinci. Theyve built 3 major machines, The Great Elephant back in 2007, The Marine Worlds Carousel in 2012 and The Heron Tree which will be available to the public in 2014.

Delarozire & Orefice have brought other creatures to life like giant spiders, deadly Venus fly traps, pterodactyls and even fish that could swallow you whole all make an appearance as you wind your away around their world.


Nantes, the 6th largest city in France has a surprisingly unique way to lure people to their region.

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Date: 08/26/13 05:15 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    Link: 20 Monsters Of The Isle Of Nantes - Nantes, the 6th largest city in France has a surprisingly unique way to lure people to their region.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    *snicker* He`s named "Orefice"
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Very cool.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    this is unimaginably awesome
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Second best thing france has ever contributed to the world.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2013 at 12:51 am
    Feck me, I never knew about that
    thats so bloody cool
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2013 at 5:51 am
    "Second best thing france has ever contributed to the world."

    After Daft Punk?

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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2013 at 10:46 am
    coooooool.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    August 28, 2013 at 8:07 am
    I`ve heard of and seen many worse reasons to visit a place... why not? They look pretty cool!
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    spandi Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2013 at 10:32 am
    They`ll be ready, when the Kaiju arrive

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