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On the move

William the conqueror's route

Automata Museum

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Wonder in store for the young and the not so young in this animated puppet centre in Falaise.

In the heart of William the Conqueror's birthplace, discover a unique collection of over 300 automatons dating from the early 20th century to the 1950s.

In a setting reminiscent of the cobbled streets of Paris, the puppets come to life before your very eyes, portraying scenes of day-to-life and other, more magical atmospheres...

Among the automatons, masterpieces by artists such as Effel, Peynet and Dubout...

A unique family day out and a particularly special event during the Christmas holidays.

With the family

Automates Avenue: a unique collection of over 300 automata, both witnesses and protagonists of the early 20th century to the 1950s. Via the reconstruction of Parisian streets, these automata, all masterpieces by artists such as Eiffel, Peynet and Dubout re-enact their age-old movements and gestures. Many animated scenes such as the 'Crowning of the Village Maiden' with the over 30 automata. Visit lasts 1 hour.

All ages

The advantages

  • ShopFree WIFI
  • Picnic area
  • Childrens' toilet
  • Film projection room
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Baby changing area
  • Parking for families
  • Indoor games
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques

Opening dates

Rates 2018

  • Base rate - full rate adult : 8 €
  • Child rate : 6 €
  • Rate for large families : 22 €