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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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  • I think this museum is a must see with children, it is very instructive and former automata are beautiful.
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  • Wonderful Museum, varied storefronts. Good bonne mise setting in scene, indeed after taking departure, automata are triggered in the order of the circuit. Superb.
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  • Nice museum that shows the enchantment of the first moving window displays. Very nice also with children. also the tentoonstellng was very temporary. Recommended
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  • Google shows it as open today (22 March) - pity that the front door says (in French) closed from 1 November to 31 March
  • What a great place ,everyone will enjoy it no matter what there age.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Very complicated the visit lack of explanation at the beginning on the programme of the visit of limoux is more interesting
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