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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Bike friendlyParkingDogs allowed
 
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Maison
de la Blanquette
de Limoux

Maison de la Blanquette de Limoux - Limoux



A creative, respectful cooking of the seasons and the products of the soil. A comfortable place for a very nice meal waits for you there. Shop and restaurant La Maison de la Blanquette, the house of Blanquette. Town of Limoux. Limoux. Languedoc. The wine shop and tasting room. The set menus in this restaurant offer local dishes to accompany the famous Blanquette de Limoux and other local wines. Epicurean tastes throughout- well balanced food and an excellent wine list...


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...


Jardin aux Plantes parfumées la Bouichère

Jardin aux Plantes parfumées la Bouichère - Limoux

In Limoux, in the High Valley of Aude, is hidden a garden of thousand and one scentences.. Perfumed Rose garden, dry Garden, medieval garden with plants from the Cathar century. An enchanting place at 15 minutes from the city of Carcassonne. 2 hectares, 2500 items of plants, waterpond, donkeys... rare cecreams with fruits of the garden... A nice collection of scented Pelargoniums, spices, scented trees… Come and say hello to our exotic birds...


Château
de Cavanac

Château de Cavanac - Cavanac



At the foot of the Corbieres wine region, 5 kilometers from the Cité de Carcassonne along the route of Cathar Castles, you can find the Château de Cavanac. The original château, built in the XVII century, is situated on a wine estate, established for several generations. It has been transformed into a 3 star hotel, where you will be welcomed into a calm romantic atmosphere. Some are available with four poster beds or dramatic canopies, and all have satellite television, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Open the doors of the ancient stable and discover the restaurant with walls decorated with remnants of its past life, including the names and regalia of its old resident. In this warm atmosphere you can enjoy local cuisine, created by Louis Gobin, that includes, amongst many other dishes, pan fried foie gras with figs, cassoulet, suckling pig, confit of duck and snails à la carcassonnaise, all accompanied by wines produced on the Cavanac estate....


Abbaye
d'Alet-les-Bains

Abbaye d'Alet-les-Bains - Alet-les-Bains

Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Alet (more commonly known as the Abbey of Alet les Bains), is situated between the Aude river and the Pyrenees mountains in the heart of Cathar country. The abbey is considered by some to be the most beautiful ruin in France. To see: Resplendent in its mountainside setting, the ruined abbey is characterized by warm colors that soak up the sun. Of the original abbey, remains of two towers can still be seen, St. Michael's Tower (north) and Notre-Dame Tower (south). The small chancel is well-preserved. The pillar capitals are ornately decorated with vegetation and geometric patterns....


Musée Petiet

Musée Petiet - Limoux

With its boldly painted rooms, high glass ceilings and drawing room furniture, this museum founded in 1880 has retained its "Belle Epoque" charm. The exhibits displayed illustrate the academic style of the second half of the 19 C. at the beginning of the 20 C. Marie Petiet, Achille Laugé collection. The Musée Petiet began when the Petiet family of artists donated their collections and their home to the town. Additional private donations, and gifts to the State make up the rest of the collection...


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