Musee Automobile de Vendee, Talmont Saint Hilaire

Gaston Giron's passion for automobiles is the fuel behind the Musee Automobile de Vendee. In 1939, Giron began displaying his collection of antique cars to the public, this small act of love turned into a museum over 200 vehicles strong. The collection spans time with models as early as 1885, to prototypes for the cars of the future, or at least what car manufacturers thought would be the future in the 1980s. The cars are showcased along the length of a gallery where the walls are decorated with vintage advertising touting the assets of their "new" models. Put Musee Automobile de Vendee on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Talmont Saint Hilaire road trip website.
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  • Not the largest of museums but this little gem has been in the same family for 3 generations and I was glad to support it. Yes, the entrance fee was a bit high but the museum has some priceless...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit even if you are not a car nut, its taken three generations of the same family to get to this point, my sons favourite was the first silver car you see when walking in the door...  more »
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  • Very good, nice to see veteran / classic cars from the French point of view. It would have been nice to see a coffee shop to finish off though. The infirmary I thought was good as you never see the before, only the after.
  • It may look a bit old fashioned and dusty, it maybe organized in a rather random way, that museum is fantastic for anyone loving cars. It showcases hundreds of cars from the late XIXth to the 1970s.
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