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. Put Maurice Dufresne Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Azay-le-Rideau trip planning website.
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  • Not what we were expecting at all. Absolutely exceeded our expectations. The exhibits are so diverse, there is something that will be of interest to everyone whatever their age. A whole era of... 
    Not what we were expecting at all. Absolutely exceeded our expectations. The exhibits are so diverse, there is something that will be of interest to everyone whatever their age. A whole era of...  more »
  • Yes, I was expecting a car Museum too... However I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a real mix of, well ... just interesting things. A lot of agricultural equipment and stuff from a bygone.....  more
    Yes, I was expecting a car Museum too... However I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a real mix of, well ... just interesting things. A lot of agricultural equipment and stuff from a bygone.....  more »
  • A real mixture of things, you can’t quite believe that one man could have collected and restored everything you see and managed to run a business at the same time in his lifetime. All sorts of... 
    A real mixture of things, you can’t quite believe that one man could have collected and restored everything you see and managed to run a business at the same time in his lifetime. All sorts of...  more »
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  • Brilliant! Added bonus of English and German translations. So many rare items with details, back-stories, etc. Highly recommended also family restaurant on site.
  • Great museum- well worth a visit- interesting, especially the guillotine and wax heads!
  • Very interesting museum. Pretty long to do.
  • Such a stunning, comprehensive collection of well preserved historical engines, vehicles, work machines, looms, farm machines, found and sourced from around the world. Very easy access, well signed, toilets, gift shop and restaurant. We visited out of season (mid September) and it was a relaxing few hours. Would degibutejy recommend to those fascinated by our mechanical and engineered history.
  • If you like anything mechanical, this is the place to visit. So much on display, it was overwhelming. My particular favorite was the mobile guillotine, what a thing!

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