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. Plan to visit Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended La Rochelle attractions using our La Rochelle trip itinerary builder website.
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  • This pair of museums is a hidden gem in La Rochelle. The first museum is all about moving models and the other is all about moving models or transport. This is certainly a place to go on a rainy day.....  more »
  • I visited on a rainy afternoon,and for a while I believe I was the sole visitor in the building holding the miniature models. There was a rather quirky animated theatrical presentation of early...  more »
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  • A collection of 1800-1930 Automatons - delightfully creepy and sometimes rather racist, but still a fun way to kill an hour.
  • Fantastic variety of fascinating models. Great for kids of all ages.

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