This postcard by illustrator Lotza highlights one of the iconic monuments of the city of Nantes: the Elephantine of the Ile aux Machines. This unique work of art is one of the most popular landmarks in Nantes, attracting visitors from all over France.
The city of Nantes, located in western France, is a city rich in history and culture. It has been an important seaport since the Middle Ages and experienced significant economic growth during the industrialization period in the 19th century. Today, Nantes is a dynamic and modern city, known for its cutting-edge industries, world-renowned institutions of higher learning and unique cultural heritage.
The Île aux Machines, located on the banks of the Loire River, is one of Nantes’ most popular tourist attractions. It houses a unique collection of giant machines, including the Elephantin, a 12-meter high mechanical elephant that walks around the island carrying visitors on its back. This creation is the work of François Delarozière and La Machine, a company specializing in the creation of entertainment machines.
The elephantine on the Ile aux Machines has become a symbol of the city of Nantes, representing the city’s creativity and innovation. This illustration by Lotza perfectly captures the essence of this emblem, while offering a unique and artistic vision of the city of Nantes.
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