Musée des Automates - Limoux
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Musée des Automates

Musée des Automates - Limoux

Musée des Automates - Limoux

Musée des Automates - Limoux
 
Musée des Automates - Limoux

Visitors can discover more than 100 robots in this mechanical pantomime in a series of worlds where characters inspired by stories and myths stand side by side with the Venice Carnival and other fantasies? Tours of the creative workshop. Limoux seems to be an enchanting town where any dream is possible.
Musée des Automates - Limoux
If you are a fairy tale lover, the Automaton Museum (“Musée des Automates” in French) is worth a visit! You will discover a great collection of Perrault’s stories and Venice Carnival, a very enchanted world!...
  Specialities

A French town located in the Aude department (Languedoc-Roussillon region) and just 20km in the south from Carcassonne, Limoux is crossed by the Aude River.

The town is renowned for its sparkling wine (the oldest in the world) called la “Blanquette de Limoux” and for its carnival lasting about 3 months.

With its Mediterranean climate and its “ville fleurie” tag, Limoux is a town where it is pleasant either to live or spend holidays. Limoux’s railway station leads to Carcassonne and Rivesaltes from where you will be able to travel towards many destinations.

Not to mention Limoux’s Carnival; it takes place each year in January and lasts about 3 months. This is the longest carnival in the world. Each week-end, groups of people come and go in the streets of Limoux on a local music and dressed with a traditional costume (usually Pierrot costumes). Limoux Carnival is one of the most famous in the world, after Venice and Rio de Janeiro Carnivals.

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Musée des Automates - Limoux

Musée des Automates - Limoux

Musée des Automates - Limoux
  Opening Musée des Automates:   Wheelchair friendly

- 15 january to 31 december - From 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
- Closed day(s): Monday - Tuesday
 
Qualité Tourisme Qualité Sud de France Le Pays Cathare Aude Tourisme Logis de France

Equipments and Services:
 
  * Public Parking
* Group guided tours
* Pedagogical visits
* Unguided group visits
* Groups accepted
* Unguided individual visits
* Disabled reception
* Individual guided tours
  Sightseeing
 
- Château de Peyrepertuse
- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Aude en Pyrénées
- Quillan
- Gincla
- Salicorne - l'Eau Salée de Sougraigne
- Géobiologie
- Pays de Couiza
- Terres-cathares
- Rennes-les-Bains
- Rennes-le-Château - Le site officiel
- Le Château d'Arques
- La Bouichère - Jardin aux Plantes parfumées
- Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza
- Saint Hilaire
- Alet les Bains
- Limoux
- The Angel Art Sanctuary
- Elevage des biches de Picarel
- Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillets
- Gorges de Galamus
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Lac de la Cavayère
- Canal du Midi
- Kangaroo park
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (abbaye cistercienne)
- Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret.
- Montagne Noir
- Saissac
- Lac du Lampy
- Fanjeaux
- Monastère de Prouilhe
- Montreal
- Castelnaudary
- Bram
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Lac de St-Ferréol
- Lac de la Ganguise
- Labastide d'Anjou
- Toulouse
- Loisirs sportifs, Randonnées, Escalade, Canyoning
- Le seuil de Naurouze et son obélisque
- Montferrand
- Montolieu
- Caunes-Minervois
- Les Marbrières de Caunes
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre géant de Cabrespine
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- La Clape
- Terra Vinea
- Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Horreum Romain
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Cathedrale de Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
- Musée Lapidaire
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet
- Aqua Jet Narbonne
- Narbonne Plage
- Abbey of Fontfroide
- Homps
- Musée de Bizanet
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes
- Musée National d'Ensérune
- Musée de Bizanet
- Bages
- St Pierre des Clars
- Ornaisons
- Lézignan-Corbières
- Minervois Region
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Montagne Noir
- Minerve
- Argens-Minervois
- Le Moulin de l'Oulibo - L’Odyssée de l’Olivier
- La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)
- Pirat Parc - Attraction Park (Gruissan)
- Mirepoix
 

Limoux

Limoux

The Fecos (Carnival) de Limoux

Carnaval in Limoux, "Los Fecos"

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire

Abbaye de Saint Hilaire



Blanquette de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux,  Crémant de Limoux, Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale

History tells us that Blanquette de Limoux, the world's first sparkling wine, dates as far back as 1531. At the time, the monks of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, were producing a somewhat unusual white wine in their cellars. Inside its glass flask, with a cork top - very rare for wines at this time - it acquired a natural sparkle. This was the forefather of the brut which is tasted today at the world's most prestigious tables. Since they first started cultivating vines, the growers of Limoux have aimed at maintaining the originality of the Blanquette de Limoux growth and developing its quality. The region's surrounding hills protect it from the extremes of the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates, with the area enjoying a microclimate particularly suitable for making quality white wine. The vines classified in the appellation are always planted at the top of southern-facing slopes, giving the best exposure. The soil here is shallow and sparse, full of chalk and stone....


Limoux

A.O.C. Limoux

Limoux is best known for its sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. This is reputed to be the oldest sparkling wine in France and dates back to 1531 when Benedictine monks from Saint Hilaire Abbey discovered that the wine they had laid down had fermented and formed bubbles. This was the beginning of Limoux’s bubbly - the Blanquette de Limoux which was the first AOC to be created in the Languedoc area. The process (the locals say) was stolen by Dom Perignon who went on to create ‘champagne‘. however the Limoux sparkling wine is a very high quality champagne substitute and Crémant, which was developed in 1990, has a top class reputation. Now a prestigious event attracting buyers from all over the world, “Toques & Clochers” puts up for auction the most promising barrels of AOC Limoux. A share of the proceeds are then used to finance the renovation of bell towers in surrounding villages. Every year the auction is hosted by one of France’s great chefs popularly referred to as a “Toques”, the traditional white chef’s hat....

 
  Musée des Automates
 
Leisure - Museum
 
Rue Anne-Marie Javouey,
11300 LIMOUX
 
Phone +33 9.63.49.81.96
Mobile +33 6.70.39.01.74

Email -
museeautomates@yahoo.fr

Website -
www.lemuseedesautomates.com

Rates, Methods of payment -
Adults: 4.00 €
Children: 6.00 €
 
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Restaurant
Tantine & Tonton

Restaurant Tantine & Tonton - Limoux



A native of the region, Stéphane Castaing began at the Hotel School of Carcassonne, before perfecting his training in prestigious institutions around the world. Paris, Méribel, Porto Vecchio, Berlin, Tokyo are only a few steps on his way. In 2007, after 20 years of bourlingage, he decided to return to the fold. With his wife Benedicte, he created his Tantine et Tonton restaurant, which quickly became a must in Limoux and La Haute Vallée de l’Aude. The family quickly grew: first in 2012, with La Tantina in the central square of Limoux, and in 2014 with The Bistro Tantine, Place Carnot in Carcassonne...


Grand Hôtel
Moderne et Pigeon

Grand Hôtel Moderne et Pigeon - Limoux



Located in Limoux, the Hotel & Restaurant Moderne et Pigeon greets you at the heart of the Cathares castles. 11 guest rooms with all mod cons, a traditional restaurant for the whole family where adults and children can both enjoy. A variety of sets menus are available for you to choose from: tasting menu; gourmet menu or sweet-tooth menu. The Hotel Moderne et Pigeon is a former covent dating from 1501. First it was a covent, then it became a boutique hotel and a bank at the beginning of the 20th century. The hotel is decorated with centuries old stained glasses and frescoes. You will enjoy the charm of a fine dining restaurant and a luxury hotel. We look forward to greeting you soon...


La Tantina

La Tantina - Limoux



La Tantina was born in 2012 from a desire to satisfy customers in search of a cuisine based on fresh products, made by professionals at a "brasserie". The location in the city center, under the arcades of the main square of Limoux, in the foreground to attend city events (night market, shows, dances), and the large sun terrace corresponded exactly to our desire to create a gourmet brasserie, complementary to our Restaurant Tantine et Tonton...


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La Corneilla

Hôtel Restaurant l'Auberge de la Corneilla Limoux - Cournanel (Limoux)



Hotel - Restaurant Auberge de la Corneilla located in Cournanel (Aude) near Limoux, and twenty five kilometers from the city of Carcassonne welcomes you in the Cathar country in a warm and friendly atmosphere with two large rooms and a shaded terrace at the edge of the river. Very nice in the summer for its rural setting... During holidays we offer special menus (christmas, valentine easter, mother's day, etc ...) two to three times per year at the change of season we change the map and menu with seasonal ingredients. In the weekend we offer in addition to the normal map a menu at 26 € with drinks (wine and coffee) included...


Ici et Là

Ici et Là - Limoux



Restaurant "Ici et Là" is the result of a meeting of four friends from different geographical origin that fell in love with the Limoux region, with its wineries, its local customs and its delicious cuisine. "For the taste buds, we united our strengths and talents to enjoy some of our recipes favorites with the intention to serve you dishes from here and elsewhere. Subject to availability of the products and the dependence of the seasons, we strive to make you enjoy fresh local produce, all homemade. For your viewing pleasure, we have the walls of the restaurant held available for local artists to exhibit their work. For your listening pleasure, we offer a number of Friday evening concerts: jazz, blues, bossa nova, French chansons or rock. The repertoire is varied and musicians are always talented.


Hotel Limoux

Hôtel Limoux



Hotel Limoux located at the entrance of Limoux (drive from Carcassonne), Hotel Limoux offers 12 quiet rooms, comfortable and functional (from 1 to 4 people). Each with a private entrance, you have direct access to the patio of the hotel. Carnaval in Limoux, "Los Fecos". This typical village fête is held in late summer when the nights are still warm, and the crops and grapes have been harvested. But this annual fête in Limoux, is different in almost every respect. For a start it lasts not three days, but over two months; and not in summer but mid winter. It is the earliest and longest fête on the French calendar, starting in January and continuing until two weeks before Easter Sunday...


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