Musee de la Cavalerie, Saumur

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  • August 16, 2017
    A lovely low key museum with the history of the development of the cavalry. A good display of both uniforms and weapons. The information panels are in English and French and give plenty of good inform...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Saumur is the capital of the cavalry and this museum gives a nice tribute. It traces the history of the Cavalry (especially French) since its origins and past through the Napoleonic epic and the wars (1870, 1914-1918, 1940-1945) to finish with the tanks that are the modern cavalry. With many pieces, the Museum presents a very didactic view and so very interesting. It is installed in an old building of the school of cavalry.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The visit takes an hour, beautiful models but not enough for my taste. Where a host of sabres, swords and pistols that the absence of explanations on e.g. their use, their evolution,... quickly makes getting tiresome. In fact few things are explained (what about the camp? Tactics? Why maintaining the battleship etc.) and this museum obsolete don't satisfy the curious tourist by lack of spectacular pieces or the connoisseur willing to learn. A step that does not suffer comparison with the Museum of armoured vehicles.
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  • May 7, 2017
    A nice crossing in the history of the horse to the... Warrior service of man. Paintings, models, windows, etc. What interested enthusiasts.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very nice Museum tracing the history of the French Cavalry
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  • August 24, 2017
    very nice, a little effort to improve lighting
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  • April 29, 2017
    Museum very interesting staff has my respondent aux questions d look great
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  • August 21, 2016
    Magnificent Museum perfectly tracing the history of this body since its creation in the middle ages to our days. Reconstruction in the form of models with soldiers on particularly successful horses, giving a character living in the cavalry. A game in the form of questions and answers for children with a degree at the end: educational and playful. Very friendly staff providing much appreciated additional information.
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