Musee des Blindes, Saumur

4.7
Colonel Michel Aubry spearheaded the creation of Musee des Blindes in 1977, with only a small collection of military tanks. Today, it’s a singular repository for multinational armored vehicles, including acquisitions from Iraq. Walk around the hundreds of armored fighting vehicles on display, which represent only a quarter of the museum’s holdings. In the curiosity room, see a lighter side of military motor vehicle history, such as a Vespa embellished with a rifle that doesn’t recoil and other odd bits left over from film sets. Unfortunately, abandoned experimental vehicles from French military research facilities are hidden away, but you can read up on them in the library. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee des Blindes and many more Saumur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saumur visit planner.
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  • Situated near Saumur in the Loire Valley is this superb display of armoured fighting vehicles, some in full working order including the formidable Tiger 2. there are some 300 vehicles on display -all....  more »
  • This was my first ever visit to a tank museum and I am so glad I visited, my 22 & 17 year old sons and I have all played World of Tanks and we were like kids in a sweet shop! My non gaming wife also.....  more »
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  • Very kind and friendly staff. The exhibition is made of tanks that are masterfully restored and preserved. The natural and artificial light of the Museum and the display of the tanks allows for nice photos. The dummies could use a better cleaning because they were covered in spiderwebs. We expected to see more sections about the equipment and uniforms of the tankers along the years. Very interesting and enjoyable to see the historical tanks move around in the yard and also the tanks left outside the main building. Wonderful gift shop.
  • Great place, amazing display of tanks from all over the world. Could easily spend a few hours here. Very friendly staff in boutique
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