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Musee des Automates

4 rue Anne Marie Javouhey, 11300 Limoux, France
+33 6 70 39 01 74
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Surreal and Somewhat Hypnagogic

We came all the way on the train from Carcassonne (€1 each way bargain) to see this museum and we... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
thevontrapps
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St Helens, United Kingdom
Artistic and a Bit Weird Wonders

This museum was very close to the house we were renting in Limoux, so we gave it a try. It also... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Betty B
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
“figures” (6 reviews)
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4 rue Anne Marie Javouhey, 11300 Limoux, France
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+33 6 70 39 01 74
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We came all the way on the train from Carcassonne (€1 each way bargain) to see this museum and we are so glad we did. From entering the walkthrough part you suddenly find yourself in something of a dreamlike place. The music is enchanting and...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This museum was very close to the house we were renting in Limoux, so we gave it a try. It also looked a bit bizarre and therefore interesting on the Youtube videos that a lot of people had posted. It is smaller than one might...More

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Do not pass this place. You must enter. You will never forget. Really, you won't. There are few places as weird and wonderful as this little gem. It could be a place of nightmarish intent. For some it most definitely will be.

Thank Diablo6666
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I really enjoyed visiting this small museum in the town of Limoux. Interesting automates and an amazing workshop that helped me to understand the process of creating these moving models. The people who ran it were very helpful.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Limoux is a charming place which is well worth spending some time in - maybe drinking a beer or coffee in the medieval square. But the town also has some genuine surprises the musee des Automates being one and a must-see. Located just over the...More

Thank FrankHodgson
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I guess I have always liked automatons and I instantly thought this would be a museum of old mechanised figurines as in 19th century. However this was not the case. These are modern hand crafted fantasy figures, dressed in fantastic costumes, with good lighting and...More

Thank Lizzie C
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really weird place but it's beautiful and well worth a visit. The two people who run it make the models and their workshop is really interesting to see. 6€ for an adult and takes about 30 minutes.

Thank KathrynC87
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

did not know what to expect but was really blown away (yes and alittle scared ) by the mechanical models and the staging. Also really enjoyed going round the work shop and learning more of the process

Thank Catriona E
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Be prepared to be a little apprehensive when stepping into this museum. Some of the figures are so lifelike. The imagination of the model makers really should be seen as this place is unique.

Thank valerie c
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

For a small town like Limoux, this museum is excellent. good value, well presented and interested staff, including one of the model makers

Thank GrahamDale
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