the Machines of the Isle

Eléphant des machines de l'ile

Born from François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice’s imagination, the Machines of the Isle is an artistic, tourism and cultural project at the crossroads of Jules Verne’s  "invented worlds", Leonardo Da Vinci’s mechanical universe and the industrial history of Nantes.


From its opening in 2007, the project has been equipped with a bookshop-boutique, located under the Prototype branch of the Heron Tree, offering a broad range of items and of books inspired by the Machines of the Isle.

The boutique has continuously made old and young alike dream with its items that up to now could not be found outside the site of the Machines.


The e-shop now allows you to continue this fantastic adventure, from home, and to find online all that filled you with wonder when you visited the Machines of the Isle.