La Machine s a street theater company based in Nantes, specialized into construction of spectacular mechanical characters. Led by François Delaroziere, the company was founded in 1999: Artists, show decorators and technicians decided to collaborate. Their last project, the Dragon of Calais, wandered in the streets of the city while spitting fire from November 1st to 3rd. Led by 17 people, the legendary creature is now accessible as a fixed creation on which fifty visitors can climb, just in front of the sea.

Pictures credits : Compagnie La Machine – Jordi Bover – Johan Ben Azzouz (La Voix du Nord)