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Le Compa, Conservatoire de l'agriculture

Address: Pont de Mainvilliers, 28 000 Chartres, France
Phone Number: 00 332 37 84 15 00
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Chartres
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The largest museum in France dedicated to agriculture presents a unique collection of agricultural tools and machines. A lively in interactive presentation and temporary exhibitions help visitors to understand the relations between food, farming and environnement.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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545 reviews 545 reviews
204 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This museum/display was very nicely done. The tractors are the big star here, which many different brands from many different years. Worth a few minutes of your time.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you are in Chartres and don't have much time to sight-see this museum of agriculture is very close to the station and well worth a visit. Lovely building, interesting machinery and great photos.

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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The use of an old train shed as the bright an airy home to the largest collection of old tractors and farm machinery in western Europe is inspired. Boys of all ages will love the tractors, the huge and slightly scary old threshing and binding machines, there are enormous gears and lumps of vintage machinery to which they can get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

A varied collection of old tractors including a 1916 John Deere Waterloo Boy, although the radiator looks like it was salvaged off an automobile of the same vintage. They also had an interestion traction engine.

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