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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  • 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 spend...  more »
  • a lot of research on objects of the daily lives of the last century, well organized tour in the Museum
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  • Rainy weather and a toddler... We go to visit this museum. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of vehicles and other collectibles gathered in this already steeped in history. This museum is very playful! What appealed to me is that it is really accessible to all... And that every object has a story... Sometimes what a story! Well, it takes 2 hours for the visit. €11 per adult. Free for children.
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  • You'll find everything in this Museum! The collection is impressive, as well as the educational effort to comment on each piece and machine. The place in him also brings same (water, former paper mill). Path signposted, not to think about it, can we focus on parts. Difficult to do everything exhaustively in one visit, we are back!
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  • extraordinary Museum, it was a second visit. Absolutely worth a visit. A collection impressive, very well documented because each machine, object,... includes a clear sign indicating its name, its use and the circumstances of its discovery. A course with questionnaire is provided for the children. Everything was interested in our little 9 year old son. Must-have! Bravo!
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  • Very nice collection of Maurice Dufresne. A must see. By hand to be forced to show a disability card to get a small discount ok but they also make a photocopy of this somewhat surprising card and never seen!
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  • Unusual place full of treasures to see absolutely. Predict between 2:30 3:00. Simple food available on site.
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Major accommodations in Azay-le-Rideau sit north of the Loire in the town center. There, you'll discover traditional guesthouses with dining areas spilling out into the streets, close to shops and bars. Some grand old hotels also operate in the center, and off along the regional roads that lead east out of town. For a wider selection of accommodation types, check out all that's available in nearby Tours.
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