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Musée des blindés, Saumur

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Saumur vacation route planner to visit Musée des blindés on your trip to Saumur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • So often floated alongside the Bovington museum visit in anticipation. The impression was exhibited moderate amount of General description of exhibits thin device missing. Impression have biases that would have involved a museum about against Germany, probably collected in the country. I think if you visit on the understanding that neighborhood but still good fun. Also, I think tank Museum, the military museum to visit for the first time if you being overwhelmed by again 10 minutes and enjoy.
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  • The Museum is visited by a former driver envious to share his love of the armored vehicles with his family. Entry by the store and presto! It's good flower metal and oil BOOM! A leap in time of 50 years in the past when he saw my comrade in arms: the M47 Patton. And there, big emotion. Snif (they saw nothing, whew!) 'M back me in Berlin, young Rookie of the 11th RC in the company of some of my forgotten heroes. My Patton, still proud, and dare I... beautiful. Wonderful living museum, tracing a history that we need to share to keep in mind. Day unforgettable, shared with my family, memories, sometimes even tragic as when I see the RBA led the remains of the Gal of Gaul in his last remains, chills by imagining the horror of the arrival of the Koenigstiger monster in our villages... In short, unforgettable.
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  • Most amassing collection of tanks and other fighting vehicles you could wish to find. Gives a great perspective on the development of both the Armour and armaments with some very early European specim...  read more »
  • A very interesting exhibition of heavy toys of wars, enjoyable for boys of any age. The courtyard has a lot of armoured vehicles and tanks waiting repairs and refurbishment. My boy found this to be more interesting than the thematic exhibition presented inside the museum.
  • Incredible selection of tanks! Plus many other interesting and unique fighting vehicles. Everything but an Abrams M1.
  • The museum has wide variety of tanks in great condition and it's very interesting and amazing. It's impossible to see and remember everything in 2 hours. Everybody should see this museum!
  • Brilliant place
  • If you like tanks, this is the place to go. The overflow outside the museum is amazing even before you enter. My wife even found it interesting.
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