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Address: Route des Sables d'Olonne, 85440 Talmont Saint Hilaire, France
Phone Number: (33) 02 51 22 05 81
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lovely old fashioned museum

if you love cars this is a super place to retreat to - either in the heat of the summer or to avoid that occasional cloudy and wet day in the Vendee. No gimmicks - just an orderly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
caroline b
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fantastic trip through out the years of cars, bicycles and motorbikes industry. My son loved the Maserati and the Ferrari Dyno. I personally loved the Facel and the BNC. Would recommend to any car lovers. A great family owned museum, fantastic collection.

Thank zlcr
Birmingham, UK
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Never seen so many cars from the turn of the last century, but rather disappointingly displayed in straight lines behind barriers so you could not walk around them. Most are in original unrestored condition which is good to see.

Thank Diana W
United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A motor museum with twist,nearly all the vehicles are pre-war and of French origin,nice not to see cars of the 50's plus. Well worth a visit, you should know a little about cars of the era because there are no details of the cars in English,which is not unusual in French museums. Have not seen so many De Doins in... More 

Thank philip D
Tours, France
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There were some good examples of early French models, some of which go back to the beginning of motoring. The French friend I went with enjoyed it much more as he is something of an expert on cars. However, I expected to see at couple of beautiful old Jags, MGs, or a Rolls or Bentley or two but these were... More 

Thank Jonathan N
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

if you love cars this is a super place to retreat to - either in the heat of the summer or to avoid that occasional cloudy and wet day in the Vendee. No gimmicks - just an orderly array of French cars - wander around and admire.

Thank caroline b
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75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The variety of of old cars and some more recent is great, but then anything with an engine and wheels and I'm there. these places have a smell about them. free parking just off the main Sables road before the speed camera.

1 Thank LordKPlymouth
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The whole history (almost) of the" motor car". Exhibits from 1880 onwards, in an excellent state of repair; many still able to take to the road, and plenty have won trophies. From the spectacular to the everyday, embellished by the presence of models in period costume. You can also follow mechanical progress. And there are other items on show, that... More 

Thank Pamela A
Charente, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a bit expensive at 11 euros each, but once inside it was a wonderland of cars. It only took us an hour to look at everything, but if you are interested in cars then you might take a longer look.

Thank Singingsecretary
Saint-Constant, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Impressive collection. But the entry is Like $11 or more per person. The shop is nice also, thought not cheap either

Thank Yevgeniya K
Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One warehouse full of cars. Large proportion are Renaults/Citroens etc as expected. Didn't seem to be any order to the layout. Would have liked more information on the cars history rather than just on engine details which were given in both French and English

Thank Omagar

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