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Interesting historical relic of shipyard

Take a walking tour of the island (after photographing the elephant) to look at the two titan... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Interesting walk through an area of rejuvenation

If you follow the green tourist line from the mechanical museum it is an interesting half hour walk... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Colchester, England
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Huge yellow crane that was used when this area was shipyards. One of the most famous monuments on the Loire river. Looks like a piece of modern art & reminds you of the history of the area.

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Take a walking tour of the island (after photographing the elephant) to look at the two titan cranes and the abandoned slipways they served. I hope they leave these industrial relics to show the importance of ship building to Nantes and do not 'develop' the...More

Thank VisitorSWales51
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Only walked by it to feel its huge structure Wonderful piece of engineering and looking like a piece of modern art. Wonderful

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you follow the green tourist line from the mechanical museum it is an interesting half hour walk along the river bank. Excellent kitchen cafe and children's play part. Bars and restaurants within the old banana warehouse. Sculptures and views of the city of Nante....More

Thank Lyn073
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Worth a visit to pass an afternoon. Near a nice city with plenty of attractions. Friendly atmosphere

Thank GP_7801
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very imposing structures that hark back to the original industrial use of the area. If your're interested in industrial or shipping/maritime history, then this area is worth having a look around. It's been regenerated as a recreational area, but there is still lots of remnants...More

1  Thank stiab3
Reviewed 14 July 2016

There are 2 big cranes here, one grey, one yellow. Worth a look if you're interested in shipyard history. Currently, there's lots of modern cranes nearby for contrast ...

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Huge and yellow. It is a real landmark. Along the green line between the Machine and the Banana Hangar.

1  Thank debsteroonie
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The two historic shipyard cranes constructed in the late 1960ies contribute substantially to the atmosphere of the recreational and cultural amenities established on the ancient shipyard on the Loire island, even though you can only marvel at them from the ground. Le Parc des Chantiers...More

Thank Ingo S
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The giant del'Ile de Nantes is a port crane and it was necessary to unload ships since 1960, and has since been clasificsato "historical sight."

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