Maurice Dufresne Museum

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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.

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.

Spoken languages ​​:French, English
Languages ​​documentation:French, English, German
Visiting languages:French, English
Home groups:yes
Information panel :French English German
Pets allowed

Full adult price : 12,00 €

Free rate : 0,00 €

Discount rate : 7,00 €

Discount rate : 9,50 €

Discount rate : 9,50 €

Discount rate : 10,50 €

Group rate : 8,50 €

Audioguide extra charge : 2,50 €

Means of payment

  • Credit Card
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Visa

Period (s) Morning Afternoon Opening day Closing day
13/06/2022 - 30/06/202210:00 - 19:00 - Monday - Tuesday
01/07/2022 - 31/08/202210:00 - 19:00 -
01/09/2022 - 25/09/202210:00 - 18:00 - Monday - Tuesday
01/10/2022 - 31/10/2022 - - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
31/10/2022 - 31/03/2023 - - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
10/04/2023 - 10/04/2023 - - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
01/05/2023 - 01/05/2023 - - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
08/05/2023 - 08/05/2023 - - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
29/05/2023 - 29/05/2023 - - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
01/07/2023 - 31/08/202310:00 - 19:00 -
01/09/2023 - 30/09/202310:00 - 18:00 - Monday - Tuesday
01/10/2023 - 31/10/202310:00 - 18:00 - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
01/11/2023 - 05/04/2024 - - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

Individual visits

Free visit (permanence):yes
Free visit (request):yes
Guided tour (permanence):no
Guided tour (request):yes
Duration of the visit:02:00
Free tasting:
Tasting fee:

Group tours

Free visit (permanence):yes
Free visit (request):yes
Guided tour (permanence):no
Guided tour (request):yes
Duration of the visit:02:00
Free tasting:
Tasting fee:

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