We took advantage of a special €1 each way rail fare from Carcassonne and decided to visit Limoux without really knowing what to expect.
Whilst the town is typically French and quite pretty, there seemed to be little there to extend the visit to a whole day. We had a lovely lunch at a brasserie on the town square and decided to seek out the Musée des Automates which sounded quirky and interesting.
I think we must have walked the long way round and on a particularly hot day, it was particularly energy sapping.
When we finally found the museum, we were entranced by the quaintness of the place and the museum's owner was helpful, friendly and happy for us to wander around at will.
The exhibits are both beautiful yet at the same time quite eerie. A bit like Tim Burton's version of a Christmas grotto!
We watched the video there, and although it was exclusively in French, the visuals were easy to follow, and it was nice to sit next to the huge electric fan the owner switched on for us.
Then he took us to his workshop and explained (as best he could in English) how the automatons were made which was very interesting. I disagree with the other reviewer who thought it expensive. €6 is not a lot really! Especially for a wonderfully quirky exhibition.
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