Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, La Rochelle

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Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits showcases a range of automated models. The intricately designed models are meant to mimic even the most subtle human movements. You'll see automated models of historical scenes, along with model versions of ships and trains. These models are meant to serve as a sometimes satirical commentary on the progress humankind has made over the past few centuries. Arrange to visit Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits and other attractions in La Rochelle using our La Rochelle trip generator.
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Where to stay in La Rochelle

To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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  • Found myself like I was a kid when I visited the museums and my 4 year old son really enjoyed it too. A great family activity. Really worth paying a visit when you are in La Rochelle.  more »
  • Well worth a quick visit to look at old time automated toys and models used in advertising and decorations. Quirky.  more »
  • I was surprised by the size of the museum. The automats are old but that is why they are in museum.... Slightly interactive where you have to push buttons to start the different automays to move, coul...  more »
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  • Neat things to see, family with that of automata just next door.
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  • Beautiful models, children love the trains bathroom and want more to get out.
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  • Everything just awesome and remarkable at the time!
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  • My son was thrilled! Thumbnails (cars, motorcycles, boats and trains) were superb. Not to mention the little show proposed with the effects of sounds and lights.
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  • Nice, and coupled with a ticket to the Museum of automatons.
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