The Musée d’Automaton in Limoux, France

@JudyEv (121015)
Bunbury, Australia
July 19, 2017 1:15pm CST
The last few days have been a bit mixed as we are travelling through France in our motor-home. I pick up tourist brochures at any chance I get and we had a few things lined up to see. Firstly in Limoux we wanted to see the Piano Museum but when, after a lot of trouble, we managed to find a parking spot nearby, we discovered that the museum was closed as it was a Tuesday. I did know about ‘official’ museums being closed on Tuesdays but had forgotten it. However very close by was the Musée d’Automaton which was very interesting. The attendant said her mother makes the models using clay for faces, hands, etc. Then a cast is made from silicon and the final model is of resin. The models are beautifully done. The girl and her mother make all the costumes, all of which are very elaborate. The girl and her boyfriend make all the automatons and scenery etc. We were very impressed. Vince has taken a video clip which I’ll be able to show you one day but in the meantime, here is a photo of a very small section of the exhibition. You need to imagine heads turning and hands moving,and the chest of the reclining figure moving up and down.
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@JohnRoberts (54003)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jul
Bette than wax figures. Unusual works of art.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
They are very cleverly done.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Jul
They look very detailed... I'm glad you managed to find something interesting to see...
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
We could have gone back next day but parking was horrendous so we decided against it.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Jul
@JudyEv yes I imagine it was... but there are also sssoooo many other ibteresting things to see too ...
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
@sueznewz2 It's a pity I can't ride a bike as we'd be able to see so much more. But it's all okay.
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@MALUSE (39041)
• Germany
19 Jul
Isn't it a bit eerie?
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
Yes!! The music is a bit spooky too. We took a small video clip of some of it but I have to work out how to put it up, Maybe it's just attached as an image. Do you know?
@MALUSE (39041)
• Germany
20 Jul
@JudyEv I don't know technical stuff. :-(
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
@MALUSE No problem. Now I think about it I did it with a clip of Herc jumping into the trailer so I must have done it before.
@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul
Was this a tour, or did you get to wander freely?
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
We just wandered around on our own. It wasn't huge but we were invited into the workshop and the lass explained a lot of things to us. It's that sort of stuff that I enjoy the most I think. We went through a printing museum yesterday and that was pretty amazing too,
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul
@JudyEv - It's more fun to wander around on your own.
@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
20 Jul
That picture is scary
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
A lot of the models were quite scary - very old-worldy scary.
@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
20 Jul
@Nawsheen (23082)
• Mauritius
19 Jul
Fortunately you got to visit another museum. This is a very good photo. You need to have lots of talents to do something like that.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
Some people are very clever aren't they?
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@Nawsheen (23082)
• Mauritius
20 Jul
@JudyEv Yes they are indeed. How I would wish that I had some kind of talents too.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul
That's really good.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
There was a hand-cranked one in the workshop which you were allowed through too. It had all sorts of cranks and pulleys, off-set stuff which I always find fascinating.
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@Platespinner (16515)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
20 Jul
Seems kinda creepy. Interesting, but creepy.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
It was a bit creepy - lots of black and dark purple satin, etc
@snowy22315 (45319)
• United States
20 Jul
I think I have seen some of these on TV very interesting.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
The costumes alone were very intricate. I'm glad we saw it.
@DianneN (75945)
• United States
19 Jul
What an awesome photo! I remember most museums being closed on Tuesdays in France. This one looks very interesting.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
There is a lot to remember in France - museums shut on Tuesdays, most places shut over lunchtime, no baguettes in caravan parks on Mondays. The life of a traveller isn't easy!
@amadeo (63703)
• United States
19 Jul
it is art there.I liked it
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
The models were very well done.
@amadeo (63703)
• United States
20 Jul
@JudyEv I see.
@Tampa_girl7 (25347)
• United States
20 Jul
The clothing is exquisite.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul
It was all very, very .... elegant I guess is the best word.