Musée des Blindés, Saumur

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Colonel Michel Aubry spearheaded the creation of Musée des Blindés in 1977, with only a small collection of military tanks. Today, it’s a singular repository for multinational armored vehicles, including acquisitions from Iraq. Walk around the hundreds of armored fighting vehicles on display, which represent only a quarter of the museum’s holdings. In the curiosity room, see a lighter side of military motor vehicle history, such as a Vespa embellished with a rifle that doesn’t recoil and other odd bits left over from film sets. Unfortunately, abandoned experimental vehicles from French military research facilities are hidden away, but you can read up on them in the library. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musée des Blindés and many more Saumur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saumur visit planner .
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  • If you like armoured vehicles it doesn't really get better than this. Our German motorcycles were right at home and extended the Panzer column. Seriously, they have a superb collection and the mechani...  more »
  • Very interesting if you’re into tanks! So many to see and very informative. Also a children’s area where they can sit in a tank! Worth a visit!  more »
  • Museum of Tanks was a must see, Caves of Grenelle is a old and family owned. Cave Tour is free with wine tasting afterward. If you are reasonably healthy you can walk to both from town, they are close...  more »
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  • Good visit. I liked the museum overall. Not sure an extra charge to use your camera in the museum was warranted but I paid it. I went to see the tiger and there it was. The last runner - be sure to watch the youtube prior to your visit. Interesting collections and I would personally liked more time to crawl around on the vehicles but they were pretty much hands off. I did climb on a few for pictures and would be interested in some they had locked. A varied slice of history.
  • Excellent museum. Doesn't look like much on the outside but lots and lots of tanks to see with lots of information. Well laid out
  • Very good collection, with some.totally unique vehicles including the only running King Tiger with it's original.engine. Well worth a visit, and 3-4 hours of your time
  • Brilliant collection. Well displayed and well layed out. All indoors so great place to visit if its raining.
  • I took my son to visit the Musée des Blindés when he was playing a lot of World of Tanks and War Thunder. He loved it. There's so much to see, and everything is well-documented (there's so much to read). It's worth the trip from Paris. I'm not very interested in tanks, but I also really enjoyed the museum.

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