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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 March 26, 2018
Arduina0895
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Jouy-le-Moutier, France
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Charleville-Mezieres is famous for its marionnet, I took a look at this place, it looks like a... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
ShavyB
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Belgium
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Place Winston CHURCHILL, 08000, Charleville-Mezieres, France
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Reviewed March 26, 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

Thank Arduina0895
Reviewed August 10, 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

1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed July 17, 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

Thank Jer0en_P
Reviewed May 30, 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

Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Reviewed May 29, 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

Thank MaeBaker
Reviewed May 15, 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.

Thank David R
Reviewed April 29, 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

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Reviewed November 19, 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.

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Reviewed September 30, 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

Thank bigalw35
Reviewed January 30, 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!

Thank Sara C
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