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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  • August 16, 2017
    We really did not enjoy this museum - 46 Euros for 1/2hr experience as that's all it took to get round. Very old fashioned museum, not worth the effort unless you like old fashioned French cars and ar...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A superb collection, a variety of brands and impressive models, the end of the 19th century to the 1970s for the most part (the part "prototype" is totally anecdotal and of much less interest). The value of the vehicles is simple but well done, lovely and friendly hospitality. A museum to if you have the opportunity and you like the fine mechanics
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  • August 14, 2017
    This museum is very interesting to see. The only negative is that the cars are not all in the orders, you start around 1800, to arrive on concept cars and then back to the 1900s. Otherwise very good Museum.
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