Musee des Blindes, Saumur

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Colonel Michel Aubry spearheaded the creation of Musee des Blindes 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 Musee des Blindes and many more Saumur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saumur visit planner .
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  • Great tour that told us a lot of things! The visit was not school and allows interested even if we are not fans of war! Suitable for large or small.
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  • Visit informative and well organized course. We had a moment that allowed us to enrich our general culture! The store offers products that are not excessive. To do if you are fans of history!
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  • To spend a nice visit for teenager or very large adult and history of an area dedicated to each war can be mounted in some for the joy of the great and small
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  • Absolutely amazing collection of armor, tanks, and every related object they could find to add context to he collection. By far the largest collection I have ever seen with great depth and variety of tanks ( do you want to see the Tiger with the Henschel or Porsche turret ? Etc., etc., ) After you think you must have seen it all you round the corner to another huge gallery stretching of into the distance .... Be prepared to spend the day there and be amazed. Also bring your camera, lots of chips and batteries ! They do. Hargrove a nominal fee for photography but it is well worth it ! They also have a snack area and a playground/activity area for kids. As for your spouse you are on your own - maybe send them to the local chateau while you play and tour here yourself.
  • 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.
  • This museum is taking Number One in my list of the visited museums of armor and weaponry. Exposition is extensive, thematic and presents historical development of armor. Not much museums have a WWII German Tiger-1. Yeah, 'Der Tiger' is here.
  • Nice museum, large amount of vehicles requires approx. 2-3 hours if you would like to read about all of them. There is a place with vehicles prepared for kids. Just some of expositions are lacking information in English.
  • An excellent museum for those who love tanks. It has a great selection of German, US, USSR and French tanks. Most are in really nice condition, though the information on the plaques could use a better translation and some more background.
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