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Maurice Dufresne Museum

Maurice Dufresne Museum à AZAY-LE-RIDEAU © 24

Maurice Dufresne Museum lies in a stunning former mill on the banks of the Indre in Azay-le-Rideau whose restored mechanisms still work. The museum’s appeal is its spectacular collection: vintage vehicles, unusual items, vintage posters, weapons, historical items and more have been kept by an extraordinary collector to bring us the historical and mechanical heritage of the last 150 years.

Opening times

From 01/07/2020 to 31/08/2020

Opening days :

  • monday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • tuesday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • wednesday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • thursday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • friday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • saturday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • sunday from 10h00 to 19h00
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From 01/09/2020 to 27/09/2020

Opening days :

  • wednesday from 10h00 to 18h00
  • thursday from 10h00 to 18h00
  • friday from 10h00 to 18h00
  • saturday from 10h00 to 18h00
  • sunday from 10h00 to 18h00

Certification labels

  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Accueil vélo
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Ambassadeur Val de Loire
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap
  • Visual handicap
  • Private museum
  • Unclassified

Prices & Payment methods

  • Full adult price : 12€
  • Discount rate : 7€
  • Discount rate : 9,50€
  • Discount rate : 10,50€
  • Discount rate : 9,50€
  • Group rate : 8,50€
  • Audioguide extra charge : 2,50€

Payment methods

  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Visa

Description

Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du parc et jardin
    This museum is home to a collection of all sorts of ancient machines: cars, plans, locomotives, motorbikes, tractors, trucks, farming machinery, weapons, military equipment, engines, boats, carriages, looms, posters etc.

  • Descriptif du musée
    This museum is home to a collection of all sorts of ancient machines: cars, plans, locomotives, motorbikes, tractors, trucks, farming machinery, weapons, military equipment, engines, boats, carriages, looms, posters etc.

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    Just a short distance from Azay-le-Rideau, in a former paper mill in Moulin de Marnay, this museum houses the impressive collection of vehicles, machines and objects of all kinds that Maurice Dufresne collected and restored throughout his lifetime: a glider used in the film La Grande Vadrouille (Don't look now... we're being shot at!), a guillotine from the French revolution... No less than 3000 period objects and posters are displayed here in the temple dedicated to the history of mechanics.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English

Catering

  • Crepes / pizzeria
  • Traditional restaurant
  • Tea room
  • Snackbar

Services

  • Shop
  • Play area

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Indoor children's games
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Bus parking

Accessibility

  • Just a short distance from Azay-le-Rideau, in a former paper mill in Moulin de Marnay, this museum houses the impressive collection of vehicles, machines and objects of all kinds that Maurice Dufresne collected and restored throughout his lifetime: a glider used in the film La Grande Vadrouille (Don't look now... we're being shot at!), a guillotine from the French revolution... No less than 3000 period objects and posters are displayed here in the temple dedicated to the history of mechanics.
  • Handicap access

Group

Groups accepted

  • Minimum group size: 20

Visit

Languages of the visit :
  • French
  • English

Average duration of the group visit: 02h00
Average duration of the individual visit:02h00

Activities

On site

  • Specific theme activities
  • Junior workshop

Location

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