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Musee de l'Automate, Souillac

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The only museum of its kind in Europe, Musee de l'Automate offers a collection of automated and mechanical toys dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. Workshops in Roullet-Decamps produced the vast majority of these fanciful items. Marvel at the toys automated by mechanical apparatuses, electronic components, and clock-like gears. Enjoy the variety of subjects, from a full jazz band from yesteryear to modern robots. Many of the pieces synchronize with interesting movements, sounds, and light effects that will spark your imagination. Put Musee de l'Automate on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Souillac trip builder tool .
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  • September 25, 2017
    A moment out of time. We find his children's eyes. The staging is pleasant and the timing feels right, if we follow the instructions given to the arrival of a pleasant
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  • September 17, 2017
    one of the three major collections of automata in France: Monaco, Carnavalet and Souillac. Careful staging
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  • September 16, 2017
    The newest machine is from 1930. We could rename the Museum "Museum of junk". Frankly very boring and long. It takes the complete controller movement for the following get under way. Very very long...
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  • July 13, 2016
    What a great place ,everyone will enjoy it no matter what there age.
  • August 11, 2017
    Museum of ancient creatures created by man, the magic still despite the passing of time. Most of the designs are superb but would require a lot of work to restore. Why not add recent creations? The last machines were at least 40 years... Visit 45 min max.
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  • September 16, 2017
    Following our visit to this day, I was very disappointed by this last. Indeed, I had done this same visit a few years ago and it was much more interesting (today many machines did not work properly). It's a shame because I took my grandchildren who have disappointed.
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  • September 29, 2017
    It is a surprise. Charming. It is worth making a stop along the way.
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  • August 30, 2017
    Small nice Museum, the magic of automata is surprising, especially for mechanisms that have more than 100 years to see.
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