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Giant puppeter

Every hour, the giant puppeter comes alive and gives us a part of the Ardennaise legend of the Four... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Jouy-le-Moutier, France
Focus on it

Charleville-Mezieres is famous for its marionnet, I took a look at this place, it looks like a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Roeselare, Belgium
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Place Winston CHURCHILL, 08000, Charleville-Mezieres, France
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Every hour, the giant puppeter comes alive and gives us a part of the Ardennaise legend of the Four Aymon Sons. It's told in French mind you. On 9pm, the whole legend is told. Just on the left of the Giant Puppeter is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Arduina0895
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Charleville-Mezieres is famous for its marionnet, I took a look at this place, it looks like a watch but if you get closer you'll see a feet. The gate automatically open every hour and you see a show of the puppet

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Otherwise it guarantees "oh, is that all". Once but never again. Automated puppets, which seem a bit dated, and a voice over in French

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jer0en_P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We sat at 3pm eagerly awaiting some sombre baroque masterpiece watching the large bronze head look side to side.... Then, well, an anti climax "Oh that's it then?" If you are passing but don't make a trip

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The display isn't long by any means but it is still quite an impressive clock and certainly adds a bit of charm and fun to the day - definitely worth a look if your already in the area. There are puppet shows throughout the day...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MaeBaker
Reviewed 15 May 2016

An interesting clock with marionettes and figures that change scenes each time it chimes, waiting around for the "big event" when they emerge and chime is a little anti-climactic but midly amusing enough.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank David R
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Grand Marionettiste is a “Giant” linked with a watch and has a height from about 10 meters, you find this watch in a corner of the “Place Winston Churchill” who is near the Place Ducal and the International institute of the Dolls. When you...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Great show on a small street close to the center. The "show" lasts only for few minutes, but is a delight for the eyes and a the mind.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Fly_in_Ro
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We waited about twenty minutes for the "show" to start, a very dis-appointing effort, we have seen similar shows in various other European cities/towns and they all out perform this one

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank bigalw35
Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is a very special clock, designed to surprise children and grown ups. Next to the Musée de l’Ardenne, the giant puppeteer tells you story every 60 minutes, while the puppets go with it. Very original!

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Sara C
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