Located in a property of more than 6 hectares, the “Moulin de Marnay”, near Azay-le-Rideau, the Cite Retro-Mecanique – Parc & Collection Maurice Dufresne (new name in 2023) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. This museum houses a vast collection of cars, cycles, planes, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, agricultural or military machinery, vintage posters and unusual period objects, heritage from the 1850s to the 1950s. In total more than 3000 exceptional pieces and for many of them, unique in the world.
The cars of the Maurice Dufresne Museum
Here, you will discover old cars, even very old ones, restored with passion: Citroën, Renault, Panhard & Levassor, Ford… Among the most beautiful car parts in the collection are a 1922 Panhard & Levassor car, a luxurious 1926 Chenard & Walker limousine, and a 1950 Morgan. Citroën is one of the best-represented brands at the Cité Rétromécanique, with a 1922 “Trèfle“, yellow as it should be, a 1928 C6 Torpedo, a 1928 C4 convertible, as well as an example of the famous Traction, here a model 11B.
Cars are only a small part of the heritage presented here. Other vehicles (tractors, buses, trucks, construction machinery, 2 wheels), some planes (including a Blériot Type XI identical to that of the crossing of the Channel), industrial machines, looms, the collection of the museum is varied and will satisfy the curiosity of the whole family. The estate has a restaurant, and the mill mechanism has been restored and restored. The museum has a large car park (bicycles, cars, buses and motorhomes), a picnic area and games for children.
|April-June, Wednesday to Sunday||10am-7pm|
|July-August, every day||10am-7pm|
|September, Wednesday to Sunday||10am-6pm|
|October, Saturday and Sunday AND from Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays||10am-6pm|
|Open Easter and Pentecost Mondays|
End of season Sunday October 29, 2023. Reopening March 30, 2024
|Children (10-17 years)||7,00€|
|Children (under 10 years old)||Free|
|Students and PRM||9,50€|
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