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The factory in real life
 
 The factory where our heroes regularly go to virtualise onto Lyoko seems to be largely inspired by the old Renault factory on Île Seguin (on the Seine), a factory that was unfortunately destroyed at the end of 2004. Check it out for yourselves...

[Geographical location] [And it's even more striking in the pictures...] [What became of Île Seguin?]
 
 

Geographical location
 
Location of the factory in Code Lyoko:

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Map of Boulogne-Billancourt, the city where the factory was located.

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Curious resemblance, right?
 

And it's even more striking in the pictures...
 
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No doubt about it, our factory is indeed the old Renault factory...

I am going to let you see the pictures taken by Pierre Giron (www.pierphoto.com), who let us use them here. Big thanks to him!

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Citadel or carcass...

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Fascinating and alluring...

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Where do we enter?

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From the riverbank...

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Via the rooftop...

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By climbing...

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...or through the front door!

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A cathedral of glass...

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...where time stands still.

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Metal depths...

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Machines stopped...

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The workers are long gone...

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...leaving a part of themselves behind...



But where is XANA???
 

Photo and caption credits: Pierre Giron - www.pierphoto.com

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What became of Île Seguin?
 
Here you can read different French newspaper articles on our "CL in the press" page, from the fate of Île Seguin to all you could possibly want to know about the heroes' factory on the island... And maybe discover if the Supercomputer is still underground!!

[12 October 2007] - Article from 20 Minutes
[11 July 2008] - Article from 20 Minutes
[17 December 2012] - Article from FranceTV.fr