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The Machines de l’ile : The amazing new Marine Worlds Carousel

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The amazing new Marine Worlds Carousel

Opened in summer 2012 and located on the banks of the Loire river in Nantes, opposite the Jules Verne Museum, the Marine Worlds Carousel seems to come out of the isle of Nantes’s belly at the most maritime place of the city.This giant carousel, almost 25m high and 22 m of diameter, is an incredible machinery that reawakens fairground art.An authentic 360-degree theatre, it meets the public in an incredible scupture dedicated to the sea.The visitors are the spectators of strange and disturbing marine creatures turning in a huge mechanical aquarium mounted on 3 levels. They discover the sea in all its forms, from the seabeds, the depths, and up to the surface of the oceans.

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