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Maurice Dufresne Museum

17 route de Marnay, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 36 18
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An quite astonishing collection of exhibits, mostly under cover - Not to be missed!

Spent two plus hours here, having viewed the Chateau and had lunch beforehand, but, anyone with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Aladdin's Cave!

Visited because it was local, not expecting that much to be honest. Turned out that this museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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17 route de Marnay, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 36 18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two plus hours here, having viewed the Chateau and had lunch beforehand, but, anyone with a mechanical bent could easily spend double that. Although the initial exhibits are outside, probably 90% are under cover and you are fully protected from the elements. It would...More

Thank annietim47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited because it was local, not expecting that much to be honest. Turned out that this museum is packed with interesting things and obviously the result of a lifetimes' work by an avid collector of old agricultural machinery, cars, mobile guillotines etc!. The slightly random...More

Thank laloxon
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome with hundreds of vintage and antique vehicles, engines and more. It just goes on for ever. There are weaving looms, guillotine carts, weapons, planes, tractors plus historic information to back them up. A family run business, well worth a visit, next...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 11 December 2016

In an already very attractive region, a visit to this museum is for the motor enthusiasts at least an absolute must. Appealing to all agegroups the exhibits,many recovered from obscurity in gardens and farm yards give a fascinating insight in the development of mechanics through...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

In a very attractive part of the world with many chateaux, gardens and towns to explore, this is such a change. It appeals to children of all ages, say 2 to 99 years, and anyone who has even a passing interest in machinery of any...More

1  Thank Boeingbasher
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is simply an amazing museum. To think Maurice collected 3000 items over 60 years and here they are for all of us to see. As someone interested in classic ares and steam machines this was right up my steet. Even my wife who was...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a perfect museum for people who are interested in veichles. There are all different types of veichles so there is something for everything. The museum is very large - 1km when walking all away around. There are signs in French, English and German...More

Thank Amplegirl
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Myself husband and 2 sons visited here while in France on our holiday, we had a great afternoon looking at all of the cars, tractors and other machinery. It was set out very unusually but had a nice easy flow and accessible with a pushchair....More

Thank BJChap
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wow! We've visited some pretty good museums but this one is one of the best. If you have the slightest interest in things mechanical this is for you! Trains, tractors, cars, bikes, guns, and lots lots more, even a portable guillotene. A must see!

Thank Racingjohn789
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you are in this area you should go and visit this museum. I am coming in Touraine since several years, and I don t understand why I have not visited it before... Btw, a lot of different things mixed together, and a lot of...More

Thank shanghaill
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