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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  • the tour begins in the first Museum of scale models with models of cars, trains and magnificent ships. In the second Museum located adjacent to former automata, a bit antiquated as to time, that work all is discovered
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  • A bit lost between the old port and the minimes, the place does not mine, signalling is rather quiet, however, and contrary to some reviews, easy parking, friendly hospitality, it is true that the current period is idyllic, and that holidays must, like many places, ask for patience to access all these animations. A very large number of automata are in perfect condition and quickly you take you to the game of marketing of each present topic. The "metro" so-called animation is superb and striking realism, this place is a dream and for some to remember childhood memories. In addition, models visit enabled me, among other things, to fill a big void in my memories of childhood... a large network of electric trains, what a pleasure. This place is a little magic, to see it, especially in wet weather, the kids will love and probably adults too.
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  • Good. The Museum of automatons is well and to too much rain to my 7 year old daughter. I still had to explain why black people were systematically ridiculed by restoring the animations in their colonial and racist of the time context. But the Museum of scale models (also well done him also) shows a "show" on the European conquests and battles that smells to me suspicious indoctrination: talk about the "conquest" of the new world by Europeans without saying a word massacre of indigenous people, of the Treaty of blacks and slavery is that of the ignorance or a more suspicious will?
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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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  • The room with the trains is really nice. Children are struggling to leave.
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