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Maurice Dufresne Museum

Closes in 29 min: 09:30 - 19:00
Open today: 09:30 - 19:00
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Immersive and compelling eclectic collection of stuff

This has to be one of the least explored museums by far. We spent a good couple of hours wandering... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Noddy62
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic-don’t miss

We came to the museum in our motorhome as it’s a France passion stopover site. So glad we did. Our... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
samBrightonUk
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brighton uk
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The treasure of the museum lives in its spectacular collection. Indeed, the museum houses an impressive collection of vehicules of all kinds, including the oldest specimens which date from the early twentieth century: cars, lorries, motorcycles...more
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 09:30 - 19:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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17 route de Marnay, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
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+33 2 47 45 36 18
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All reviews eclectic collection water wheel old mill interesting items couple of hours don t miss making machine main collection lovely restaurant per adult really enjoyed our visit ample parking audio guide worth a visit the river machinery guillotine
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the least explored museums by far. We spent a good couple of hours wandering around the exhibits and displays which has to be amazing value at €12. The items do not appear to be any logical order which is...More

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your comment ! Happy to see you enjoy your visit, See you soon, Team Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We came to the museum in our motorhome as it’s a France passion stopover site. So glad we did. Our children are 5,10 , 11 and we had the most amazing time here. Really quirky place with fascinating things including the kids favourite, a mobile...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This was an unexpected find and one we could revisit again and still fine something new to learn or be amazed by. The recommended 2-3 hours is not enough time to spend to fully appreciate everything this museum has to offer. The cafe is well...More

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello, thank you for your visit and your great comment ! Hope to see you again, L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We are a family with 3 teenagers and we have a soft spot for quirky museums. This appealed as it is the culmination of one man's lifetime obsessive collecting of all things mechanical. The museum is worth a visit. I am not sure teenagers appreciate...More

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks you for your comment, happy to see you enjoy your visit, See you soon, L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

When in the Loire one expects to be impressed by the many famous chateau in the area. Don’t miss this complete surprise if in the area. One of the most valuable, diverse, interesting and well laid out collections of historic machinery and vehicles you could...More

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks for your comment and your visit, Happy to see you enjoy our Museum :) Seen you soon, L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our hosts in Chinon recommended this museum as my husband is a farmer and interested in old machinery ….lucky they did as we would not have known about it. Allow several hours as it really is fascinating. It sounds boring, but it really isn't -...More

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for you visit and your good comment ! See you soon, L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 18 June 2018

A HUGE collection of anything mechanical, agricultural related machinery in the last 200 years, meticulously documented. It's on romantic river banks. Has a decent restaurant on site.

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for you visit and comment ! Happy to see you liked the Museum :) L'équipe du Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 27 May 2018

The museum was set lovely surroundings and there was so much to see there. Lovely restaurant, we were looked after by a lovely waiter, the food was very good. Very interesting place to go, well worth it.

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MuseeMauriceDufresne, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for your comment ! :) See you soon, La team Musée Maurice Dufresne

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Maurice Dufresne must have collected every piece of machinery, car, truck, motorcycle, etc. that he could find. Some wonderful examples of early machines. The museum goes on forever and is worth spending the time to poke along and see everything. It sits in an old...More

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Gestionnaire M, accueil at Maurice Dufresne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for you comment ! :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Others have already said how wonderful and eclectic a mix of exhibits are displayed here. It's a lifetimes work of an avid collector who wanted to preserve machines from the past for future generations to enjoy. Every thing from early Tractors to tanks plus the...More

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Response from MuseeMauriceDufresne | Property representative |
Hello, To come to the Museum Maurice Dufresne from Tours, you can take a train from Tours to Azay le Rideau, every day. You can see the train time on the SNCF website. After, you have to rent a bike or to take a taxi for... More
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8 June 2017|
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Yes, except 2 rooms with upstairs, all the museum is disabled accessible, also the restaurant and the shop, See you soon :)
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