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Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters

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House of Miniatures!

I had read about this in where to go and what to see in Albi South France but I was not in any rush... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
soloflyer2018
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Brisbane, Australia
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A fascinating glimpse into a forgotten world made even more interesting by the fact that is all the... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
pmjj2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I had read about this in where to go and what to see in Albi South France but I was not in any rush to go. I am so glad that I did!! The incredible lifetime work of Madam Juras who is the maker of...More

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Michel S, Directeur général at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Nous sommes très heureux d'avoir contribué à votre plaisir dans votre séjour à Albi. Annie Jaures est une personne très...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

A fascinating glimpse into a forgotten world made even more interesting by the fact that is all the work of one person over 40+years. Well worth a detour from the main sights of the city and would be brilliant for young children. Museum is run...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This place thought quite small will keep you fascinated for an hour or so. You will not believe the detail on these miniature displays which faithfully reproduce a Parisian home of the post war era. Really the level of detail is incredible and really worth...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This display of miniature living was the culmination of approx. 40 years work, by a lady whose obsession was to re-create her vast childhood home in Paris.Her dexterity is to be applauded and each room is shown in a different vast display case. However, for...More

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Catherine J, Propriétaire at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your appreciation but it is necessary for us to undertake some development work in low season, tidy the garden, clean windows and museum ... you came to work and we are sorry. As for the reconstituted house, it reflects faithfully the atmosphere...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

The exhibition of works by Annie Jaures was detailed and faithful to the period of the time. Unfortunately, many of the display cases were unlit as bulbs had not been replaced and dust and cobwebs covered many of the items. The upstairs room and garden...More

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Catherine J, Propriétaire at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

The programmed obsolescence of the lamps makes that three windows are extinct, in the middle of August it is difficult to disassemble the windows! We are the first to be sorry! As for the garden, it has a charm that delights our visitors precisely by...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited based on reviews we had read here on TA, and were not disappointed. Unlike anything we have seen before. Our 12 year old daughter enjoyed it as well, even finding "her favourite" rooms. Incredible that this is all from the artist's memory. We...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This delightful display of miniature rooms (look out for the mousetrap) in all their details from her childhood near Paris. We went at the beginning of March 2017 and her son-in-law greeted us and explained that they couldn't just keep her decades of work to...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Definitely take a little stroll across the bridge and see a 40-year tribute to a woman's memories of her family and its home. I'm a big fan of miniatures and doll houses, and the detail in each and every room is mind boggling. I had...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the short walk across the Vieux Pont. A total gem. Unlike anything we have seen before. Kids enthralled as well as adults. And all from one woman's memory. Simply incredible. See it and support it if you can.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This little museum is fascinating! Loved all of the little vignettes. You can see the love pouring out of this woman's memories from childhood. If you are in Albi, take the walk across the bridge and pay them a visit!

Thank Melissa M
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