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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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The Henri Malartre auto museum is contained in a small castle in a Lyon suburb. The cars & motor bikes plus some exhibits are ancient but in excellent condition. The castle is very comfortable to move... more »
A remarkable museum about 12 km north of the city on the 40 bus route, or by car. The climb is fairly steep from the bus stop - about 600m on the map, but with a fair climb involved. The exhibition is... more »
The museum, located on top of the hill, overlooking the Saone valley gathers automobiles, motorbikes and other moving vehicles from the late 19th century until today. A lot of unique pieces worth a lo... more »
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.
Johan ProfichetQuite a mythical cars, a guide to the best of his knowledge. Nice Park nearby to have a picnic
Pascale BlancPlace very well entrenu. Despite a friendly person the entrance, we pass a good time. The castle is very beautiful and the collection is maintained. Damage qu it n not have a souvenir shop.
Jean-Baptiste HattéIdeal rainy Sunday for a family with children discovery. Unique collection pieces. In the spring, you will also enjoy the Park and the view of the Saône.
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