The Museum of Machine Dolls (le musée des Automates): a laboratory of magic. Limoux, France.
“We are glad to welcome you in the secret realm of magic, where our characters come to life …”, says Judith Moran, daughter of Jean-Jacques Ausch and Martina Moran, a family in love with the creation of all these unique machine dolls.
More than one hundred most different and unusual characters in a fairy maze. Very impressive walk …
The museum is located in a former industrial building, decorated in the Baroque style, the jewel is the “secret red room” with an miracle backlight, magic music, which takes visitors to an imaginary world – a world of dreams and fairy tales.
All characters shine, move and sound …
Let your mind dream and wander freely through the labyrinths of consciousness, allow yourself to become a child again, who still lives in each of us!
Information and opening hours:
The museum is open year round. High season: every day and holidays. Low season: it is necessary to warn about the visit by phone.
Free up to 4 years.
Adult: 6 €.
Child (4 to 12 years old): 4 €.
Groups: every day by appointment.
Groups from 10 people, adult ticket: 5 €.
Excursion (1 hour-1 hour 30 minutes).
In summer, a small bar is open for visitors.
How to get there
30 min from Carcassonne: D118
1 h 20 min from Toulouse: A61 (paid), D63, D21, D623, D118
1 hour from Narbonne: A61 (paid), D118
2 hours 30 minutes from Andorra: CG2, N22, N20, D613, D117, D118
Photos: Alex Monroe