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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  • Spent two plus hours here, having viewed the Chateau and had lunch beforehand, but, anyone with a mechanical bent could easily spend double that. Although the initial exhibits are outside, probably 90...  more »
  • Visited because it was local, not expecting that much to be honest. Turned out that this museum is packed with interesting things and obviously the result of a lifetimes' work by an avid collector of ...  more »
  • This place is awesome with hundreds of vintage and antique vehicles, engines and more. It just goes on for ever. There are weaving looms, guillotine carts, weapons, planes, tractors plus historic info...  more »
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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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  • A return to the past with a number of amazing machines. If you like the tractors, cars, motorcycles of the 20th century and other steam engines this place is for you.
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  • Excellent 2 centuries of machinery in a huge place. A historical and amazing ballad. A must-see. And few people place quiet on the shores of the indre.
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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! So are we.
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