Musee Automobile de Vendee, Talmont Saint Hilaire

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Gaston Giron's passion for automobiles is the fuel behind the Musee Automobile de Vendee. In 1939, Giron began displaying his collection of antique cars to the public, this small act of love turned into a museum over 200 vehicles strong. The collection spans time with models as early as 1885, to prototypes for the cars of the future, or at least what car manufacturers thought would be the future in the 1980s. The cars are showcased along the length of a gallery where the walls are decorated with vintage advertising touting the assets of their "new" models. Use our Talmont Saint Hilaire vacation trip planner to add Musee Automobile de Vendee and other attractions to your Talmont Saint Hilaire vacation plans.
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  • Still run by the family of the original founder the collection houses some 150 cars, motorcycles, cycles and period "automobilia". Well worth a visit if you don't mind the somewhat pricey entrance fee...  more »
  • Very disappointing museum. Lots of amazing cars displayed in a very dull way. A highlight of the display according to the advert was the Jeep cut away showing the transmission system. The jeep was par...  more »
  • Well passed our expectations. excellent display and examples of old vehicles of all makes and sizes. Also what a pleasure to meet a member of the family who owns' and restores the collection. we where...  more »