Maurice Dufresne Museum, Azay-le-Rideau

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Located in the old mill, Maurice Dufresne Museum is a history museum displaying technological advancements from the past four centuries. Peak your curiosity with items presented in thematic arrangements, such as agricultural machines, silk and textile industries, musketry, and hydraulic power. View interesting and notable objects, such as a guillotine from 1792, antique arms dating back to the previous four centuries from around the world, and weaving machines from 1692 used for making textiles. Plan your visit to Maurice Dufresne Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Azay-le-Rideau vacation generator.
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  • Don't be put off by the first thing old and dilapidated machines. As soon as the real drive begins is called the effort. Had already seen a lot but this was a real topper.
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  • The collection of Maurice Dufresne is so rich and varied that you cannot go around only once... And it will be a real pleasure to come back. You take full the Peepers instructing on the uses and history of objects collected passionately during a lifetime. Everything is well laid out (benches) and arrow, on the pretty site of the mill of Marnay. At the entrance, if you want lunch at Jeannot, book by taking the ticket to avoid the wait. The menu of the day is very decent and the service is attentive, mention ++ for the Montlouis wine by the glass and the apricot tart. If you go there, don't miss this unparalleled collection
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  • We have often thought about visiting this museum, this time we thought it might appeal to our friends on their first visit to the area and it was worth the visit. It was raining on the afternoon we vi...  more »
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  • To visit without delay! Unique vehicles, participating in movies, tractors, guns and other unusual objects, everything is interesting!
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  • An impressive collection, on collections covering many different universes, all in a pleasant and beautiful.
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  • visit of exit may 8 rally car Museum with many amazing pieces, very nice
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  • Super fun museum with historical objects. Fun for young and old. The highlight can I find the original guillotine of the French Revolution.
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