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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  • Well this was a surprise. The posters depict it as yet another motor museum but from the minute you spot a line up of tractors rusting in a genteel fashion alongside the car park it's clear it's a bit...  more »
  • What a find! We had food in the little restaurant as soon as we arrived and it was really good and the waiter was very amusing and helpful. After lunch we started to look around and could not believe ...  more »
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  • 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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