Maurice Dufresne Museum, Azay-le-Rideau

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Located in the old mill, Maurice Dufresne Museum is a history museum displaying technological advancements from the past four centuries. Peak your curiosity with items presented in thematic arrangements, such as agricultural machines, silk and textile industries, musketry, and hydraulic power. View interesting and notable objects, such as a guillotine from 1792, antique arms dating back to the previous four centuries from around the world, and weaving machines from 1692 used for making textiles. Put Maurice Dufresne Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Azay-le-Rideau trip planning website.
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  • Not what we were expecting at all. Absolutely exceeded our expectations. The exhibits are so diverse, there is something that will be of interest to everyone whatever their age. A whole era of...  more »
  • Yes, I was expecting a car Museum too... However I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a real mix of, well ... just interesting things. A lot of agricultural equipment and stuff from a bygone.....  more »
  • If you like anything mechanical, this is the place to visit. So much on display, it was overwhelming. My particular favorite was the mobile guillotine, what a thing!
  • Very interesting. Quite an unusual mix of technical exhibits ranging over many years.
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