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Musee Automobile de Vendee

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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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oxford
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oxford
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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Plymouth
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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.

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Bourgneuf-en-Retz
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A small museum but with plenty of cars, some very rare cars as well. Only took us around an hour to walk around but the entry fee was very reasonable. Wasn't a lot to keep the kids occupied so an hour was probably about right.

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Opava, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Nice collection of mostly french cars, lots of very rare cars. One family owned museum since 1967, good workshop, very nice and helpful enthusiastic staff, beautiful renovated and original patina cars. Also contemporary rare prototypes and historic race cars. Wothy to see not only for oldtimer fans, nice exhibition with automobilia items. I would like come again. http://www.musee-auto-vendee.com/ http://freeride.rajce.idnes.cz/Musee_Automobile_de_Vendee/

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Awesome selection of cars of all agaes plus auto memorabilia, great even if you aren't a big car fan.

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Cork
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We drove from St Hilaire to see this and as the film states, ..worth waiting for! A personal collection of automobiles, very rare, very secret for so many years. The place does hark back to the golden eras of European and particularly French auto pioneering. We were very impressed with the unspoiled nature of the exhibits...very natural. Most enjoyable.

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