In the French region of Brittany you will find Les Machines, an art installation and amusement park on the site of a former shipyard. Les Machines is inspired by Jules Verne, who was born and raised in Nantes, and the installations feel like 19th-century science fiction come to life. Verne’s 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, for example, inspired the three-storey, 25m-tall Carrousel des Mondes Marin (Marine Worlds Carousel). Visitors can choose to ride on three levels of mechanical sea creatures: squid and crab on the lowest level, suspended fish on the second and boats and jellyfish at the top.