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An Amazing Collection - well worth a visit!

Our hosts in Chinon recommended this museum as my husband is a farmer and interested in old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AslanRiley
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
a hidden place of mechanical treasures

A HUGE collection of anything mechanical, agricultural related machinery in the last 200 years... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
pokylou
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Irvine, California
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The treasure of the museum lives in its spectacular collection. Indeed, the museum houses an impressive collection of vehicules of all kinds, including the oldest specimens which date from the early twentieth century: cars, lorries, motorcycles...more
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17 route de Marnay, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our hosts in Chinon recommended this museum as my husband is a farmer and interested in old machinery ….lucky they did as we would not have known about it. Allow several hours as it really is fascinating. It sounds boring, but it really isn't -...More

Thank AslanRiley
MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for you visit and your good comment ! See you soon, L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A HUGE collection of anything mechanical, agricultural related machinery in the last 200 years, meticulously documented. It's on romantic river banks. Has a decent restaurant on site.

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for you visit and comment ! Happy to see you liked the Museum :) L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 28 May 2018

The museum was set lovely surroundings and there was so much to see there. Lovely restaurant, we were looked after by a lovely waiter, the food was very good. Very interesting place to go, well worth it.

Thank Faith A
MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for your comment ! :) See you soon, La team Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Maurice Dufresne must have collected every piece of machinery, car, truck, motorcycle, etc. that he could find. Some wonderful examples of early machines. The museum goes on forever and is worth spending the time to poke along and see everything. It sits in an old...More

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Gestionnaire M, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for you comment ! :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Others have already said how wonderful and eclectic a mix of exhibits are displayed here. It's a lifetimes work of an avid collector who wanted to preserve machines from the past for future generations to enjoy. Every thing from early Tractors to tanks plus the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Can't add a lot to the other great reviews which, I wish I'd read before we visited and then we'd have given ourselves several hours to do it justice. It's huge! We were there about two hours late afternoon and really didn't do the second...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A fascinating collection and well worthwhile taking a couple of hours to visit. It's not all about tractors. There's everything from 17th century weaving looms through cars and planes, a mobile guillotine(!), engines, water wheel, it goes on and on - in fact the walk...More

Thank Nick1953
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Worth it for the tractors alone, this fascinating collection has something for everyone. At least 2 hours needed to get round the entire collection. I was particularly impressed with the pre WW1 equipment and the portable guillotine is a Must see.

Thank Jerboa
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Maurice Dufresne collected thousands of items for his collection. On arrival we hired an audio guide for 1 euro. This was quite useful as long as there wasn't too much background noise. The first exhibits are mainly static exhibits of steam locomotives and agricultural engines,...More

Thank Kentishchap
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Magical place with so many different machines and contraptions. Set in a quiet but beautiful scenery this is a must see for old and young, male or female!

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Hello, To come to the Museum Maurice Dufresne from Tours, you can take a train from Tours to Azay le Rideau, every day. You can see the train time on the SNCF website. After, you have to rent a bike or to take a taxi for... More
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Yes, except 2 rooms with upstairs, all the museum is disabled accessible, also the restaurant and the shop, See you soon :)
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