WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY ABOUT US :

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10/04/18
« Very nice museum, I saw my dad’s tractor, a Ferguson TEA20 on petrol. »

Mr Perrin – 56320 Le Faouet


02/04/18
« Magnificent and well done for this amazing museum. That man largely merits the highest French award. Bravo to all those people that continue this work of research. Good luck and all the best. »

Mr Tiron – 60230 Chambly


02/10/17
« Very nice things to see! Superb museum! Time passed very quickly that afternoon…»

Visitors from the Perigord region :


20/09/17
« This museum is much more than you can imagine. Having such an idea only comes to a genius in his time of age. One visit is not enough, the history of technology demands several visits for complete understanding and overview. »

Mr Lbid – Agadir, Maroc

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Thomas Couchoud
10/05/2018

Very interesting museum. Pretty long to do.

Rosca Dorin
13/04/2018

Impressive

Lúna KERUZORE
26/06/2017

Cool

Roger S.
28/04/2018

Absolument gigantesque. C'est le fruit du travail de toute une vie. Quelle passi ... voir plus

Marc Duhamel
19/05/2018

Magnifique. Un parcours très plaisant pour regarder des machines parfaitement r ... voir plus

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US IN THE PRESS

« ENTERTAINING MUSEUMS »

Tourang’L Mag n°38 – July 2015

« …To visit this museum, it’s simply walking through an age of all sorts of inventions and by doing so travelling through a sometimes funny and sometimes technical time. A type of museum that somehow makes you go back in time! »

« MAD VIOLIN IN MUSEUM MAURICE DUFRESNE »

Le Magazine de la Touraine n°131 – summer 2014

«Are you passionate about mechanics but you do not have time to visit all the museums for automobiles, agricultural machines or military vehicles ? Museum Maurice Dufresne, in Azay-le-Rideau, is made just for you. « 3000 vintage machines », is proudly announced on its poster.. (…) Open in 1992, the museum now covers forty rooms distributed over 10000 square metres! As for the collection, whereas the majority of pieces is mechanical, it is keeping a Prévert-style*) inventory… » *) refers to Poet Jacques Prévert who wrote L’Inventaire (=inventory). »

« GREAT ESCAPE ACROSS THE RIVER L’INDRE »

Tours Madame n°330 – summer 2014

« (…) Maurice Dufresne, he was a different king. The king of recyclers. During sixty years, this congenial human being gathers a true loot which he wanted to exhibit in a museum in honour of machinery. In there he puts his impressive collection in full view. (…). Exciting time travel, this conservatory deserves to be classified as public interest because it is one of the few places offering such a wide view on 150 years of technical progress.(…) »

« ESCAPADE IN THE REGION OF TOURS »

Automobelle n°3 – spring 2014

«(…) 15hrs – Visit to the famous museum Maurice Dufresne: an amazing collection of everything what has been invented by man when it comes to machinery (…) »

« CAMPING LES BORDS DE VIENNE »

Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly – March 2010

« (…) The highlight of our stay was to discover the Musée Maurice Dufresne hidden away deep in the countryside near Azay-le-Rideau. Here lies a unique museum housing over three thousand old machines. It took us over three hours to wander around the one hundred rooms housing a collection of incredibly rare tractors, planes, gliders, looms, weapons, toys, locomotives, carriages, turbines, and a working water wheel. Even a mobile guillotine! Something for everyone. (…) »

« LET’S ROLL TO AMBOISE »

Télérama sortir n°3141 – 24 Mars 2010

« (…) Near Azay-le-Rideau, museum Maurice Dufresne adds to the ingenuity of Leonard da Vinci and to the patience of fellowmen a touch of crazy: unbelievable construction machinery, car (among which a Buick which supposed to have driven Marshal Pétain), fire trucks, pre-war agricultural machines, the glider from the movie la Grande Vadrouille, 1966 (US: Don’t look now… we’re being shot at !)… Altogether, three thousand old machines, gathered from all over the world and restored. Lastly herewith a great view on the technical progress since the industrial revolution (…) »

« UNUSUAL TOUR MUSEUM MAURICE DUFRESNE À AZAY-LE-RIDEAU »

Batailles L’histoire militaire du XXIe siècle n°31 – January 2009

« (…) The collections of the museum represent an important number of vehicles and caterpillars who were hidden from the eyes of the German during the war in 39/45 to prevent them from being confiscated. Those engines have either been disassembled like the Renault caterpillar from 1923 which was buried underground near a forest in Arromanches, Calvado region or hidden under a pile of hay like the Renault 6 CV from 1927. (…) It takes no less of the family will find his/her point of interest during the visit (…). »

« PORTRAIT MAURICE DUFRESNE ‘KING OF RECYCLING’ »

Le magazine de la Touraine n°49 – January 1994

«(…) A scrap dealer who is not a vandal! At just a few strokes downriver from chateau Azay-le-Rideau, the former blacksmith of Villeperdue became the king of « recycling « , throned on an amazing Louvre of fields. Seven thousand square meters of spectacular heritage! (…) »