Henri Malartre Cars Museum, Rochetaillee-sur-Saone
(4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
At Henri Malartre Cars Museum, see a collection of rare cars, including some of the first automobile models that appeared in France. The eccentric Henri Malartre bought the 12th-century castle Rochetaillee in 1959 with the intention of building France's first automobile museum. You will see Rochet-Schneiders under 15th-century ceilings and classic models parked behind Roman gates. Most of these models are still in working order and are often used for demonstrations. Take a look at our Rochetaillee-sur-Saone itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Henri Malartre Cars Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I visited the Museum in August. It is located in a nice: nice Park. The vehicles are many (cars, motorcycles, funicular, bus, bikes...), beautiful and for some very original. The collection is presented on two sites: hall and Castle. Then watch the castle is not accessible for wheelchair users and it is very annoying. Damage also cannot buy a souvenir: there are many qq postcards, but it's a little light... But it's a place to discover.
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  • The Museum is much larger and more comprehensive than what you can imagine. I went with my 4 year old son in mind stay there 1 hour before it bothers him. He was as amazed as I and stayed there for more than 3 hours. Museum very, very interacting with magnificent pieces (personal car of brothers lights, Hitler), but also motorcycles, bicycles in a beautiful setting. Rate low considering the quality and the quantity of parts exposed. Highly recommended
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  • Great framework. Exceptional vehicles, they are impressive by the quality of the restoration. An immersion in the 19th century.
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  • A nice museum in a beautiful building which showcases mainly bicycles and cars. They have one of Hitler's vehicles as well as one of the Pope's. This place can be hard to reach if you don't have a car however.
  • A splendid collection housed in a chateau which is suffering severe neglect. Looking at the other reviews, they are few and far between - no one can find the place! It is not advertised in the Lyon Tourist, nor is it signposted from the main road - it is almost as if the City of Lyon is trying to forget their responsibility for it. (A fraction of the money lavished on the Musee des Confluences would have been enough.) We were the only people visiting - there was no cafe - the gardens were unkempt and the castle prevented by buttresses from falling down the hill. As far as I know there is no catalogue. The collection is wonderful, with several unique cars, mainly but not exclusively French.
  • Fantastic setting that would deserve a fountain of youth. This lack of Italian to my taste but superb collection however that fairly represents the history of the automobile.
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  • Museum that I discovered today (day of heritage so free), a wealth of... impressive collection. The oldest models in the 1970s. Car, bike, motorcycle. Do +++!
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  • very nice Museum by car, motorcycle and bike
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