Maurice Dufresne Museum, Azay-le-Rideau

(4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In an already very attractive region, a visit to this museum is for the motor enthusiasts at least an absolute must. Appealing to all agegroups the exhibits,many recovered from obscurity in gardens an...  more »
  • Surprising that this gathering of steam coming from all over the world. The Museum collects many collections of ancient weapons and a guillotine. Built on the Indre to drive turbines from another time you will be amazed by this unusual detour.
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  • a museum out of the ordinary, extraordinarily well exposed, a set of equipment, vehicles, ect... great well exposed and very well saved. It's worth the trip... FANTASTIC
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  • Excellent 2 centuries of machinery in a huge place. A historic and amazing ballad. A must-see. And few people place quiet on the banks of l indre.
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  • Completely disparate, but absolutely brilliant. A family visit, to like 3 generations!
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  • Everything, everything, everything you'll all sue the history of agricultural machinery. I went there on the feast of the hype and the kids were thrilled! We also.
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  • Great Museum. Do at least once
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  • Very well.. well received.
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