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Musee Automobile de Vendee

Route des Sables d'Olonne, 85440 Talmont Saint Hilaire, France
(33) 02 51 22 05 81
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Bourgneuf-en-Retz
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Having driven past this Museum several times, a lovely wet day prompted us to stop for a visit. A very pleasant lady met us and we had an unhurried hour exploring the wide range of vehicles. A little dusty perhaps for younger kids, the museum is reasonably priced, with enough interesting contents to keep you occupied for a few hours!

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Nantes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Quite a lot of interesting cars but they do not look very well kept.

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