|Victor Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris"|
On my last trip to Lyon, I stumbled upon two lines in a magazine about a Musée des Automates, a museum with automated... automated what? They’re not toys. And they’re not puppets. But they are amazing and amusing.
The process for making an automaton starts with the design. And then two different work phases take over: the mechanical work (gears, wiring, etc.) and the aesthetic work (modeling of the faces, especially). Finally, the finishing touches are added: costumes for the figures and a decor for the setting.
|The Enchanted Flute|
|Guignol, Lyon's own puppet star|
|Pagnol's card game|
P.S. On the way out, you can make some child infinitely happy by buying an animated music box. There are even some that would be suitable for adults.
Admission: 7€ for adults, 6 € for students & children over 11, 5€ for children 3-11
Open daily, 2-6 pm, except for December 25th and May 1st
Musée des Automates
100 rue St Georges
69005 - Lyon
Phone : (0)4 72 77 75 20
Fax : (0)4 72 77 75 21
|Mouse pops in and out|
of the cheese hole
|Crocodile crawls in and out of cave|
to get Captain Hook