Musee Henri Malartre, Rochetaillee-sur-Saone

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At Musee Henri Malartre, see a collection of rare cars, including some of the first automobile models that appeared in France. The eccentric Henri Malartre bought the 12th-century castle Rochetaillee in 1959 with the intention of building France's first automobile museum. You will see Rochet-Schneiders under 15th-century ceilings and classic models parked behind Roman gates. Most of these models are still in working order and are often used for demonstrations. Using our world travel planner, Rochetaillee-sur-Saone attractions like Musee Henri Malartre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Museum of Cars in Rochetaille-sur-Saone, just 7 km from Lyon. The collection of cars is based on the personal collection of Henry Malartre. Henry was born in 1905. When I came to France, I caught him, he died in 2005. His profession was associated with cars, or rather their disposal. Some specimens were so good, unique or clearly of historical dignity that soon before the war, he became a collector. Joining the resistance during the Second World War, he had to hide the collection in the mountains of Is're. For his activities in the underground, he got on the lists of enemies of the Reich, caught and sent to the concentration camp. Fortunately, he survived and resumed his collection activities after the war, adding to it and...
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  • seen nice on the saone, large, in a pretty castle, beautiful visit and interesting, sufficient parking
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  • A really beautiful museum with a big and unique collection of ancient cars and motos. Which is more it's located in a castle so you can enjoy rarity in a proper ambiance. It's a bit far away from Lyon but you can easily get there by bus (you will have to walk for about 10-15 min). There's a huge parking if you go by car. Nowhere to buy food, not even a cafe so you might want to take a picnic or at least some water.
  • Had a wonderful time at the museum. Was a great collection of automobiles and bikes.
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