Museums in France
The museum was founded on the initiative of the association "L'Aventure Peugeot", founded in 1982. Its president, Pierre Peugeot, set his main missions at that time to identify and bring together the different types of manufactured products since 1810 under the Peugeot brand, to take part in events concerning old vehicles or to organize meetings of old cars, in particular.
Considered a jewel among motoring museums - the unique collection at the old Schlumpf Museum is one of the most prestigious automobile museums in the world! The Schlumpf brothers started collecting cars, especially Bugattis in the 1960s. In 1976 they escaped to Switzerland and their collection has been turned into a museum. It is known as the Cite de l'Automobile since 2006. The completely renovated museum offers an exceptional generation of 400 cars that tell the story of the European motor car: from the steam-driver Jacquot Break of 1878 to the Bugatti Veyron of today.
No less than 80 vehicles are on display in the setting of a fully reconstructed village. These cars, dating from 1900 to 1980, allow us to retrace the history and the spectacular technological developments that the automobile industry has undergone over all these years.
This museum, along with a few other collection resides at a former mill. There are old cars from the 1920s, also motorcycles and a fire engine.
The Alsace 2CV Club set up this museum in 1998 which illustrate the history of one of the greatest People's Car of all time - the Citroën 2CV. There are a lot of different variants, derivatives and specials - all of them displayed "as is" and the public can see the evolution of the 2CV and its derivatives during the 42 years of production.
Located in Riom (Auvergne, France), motorcycles's Baster Museum describes two-wheels's evolution between 1905 and 1985.
This 200m² space devoted to old motorcycles, restaured or in its state, shows a private collection of more than 400 two-wheels nonsuch in France (motorcycles, side-cars, mopeds, scooters, bicycles…)
In an exceptionnal scene, the Museum will send you inside oldies with its posters, enamel griddles, fuel pumps. More than an old motorbikes show, the Museum invites you to be surprised by many little collections inside the big one.
Bernasse was a small bicycle maker in the town of Toucy, which later made other products, like pedal cars and motorcycles. A local association opened a museum, focusing on Bernasse products with the addition of their own classic cars and motorcycles in 2011.
Automobile museum exhibits around 90 cars from 1912 to 1981 and about 150 enamel plates, petrol pumps and other automobilia.
"Between the Alpilles and the Luberon, a splendid collection of cars to discover... A roundup of a century of automobile history through the different epochs of this fabulous epic... Sports cars and popular cars of all ages share this space with bicycles, motorcycles, toys, posters from the time and other, out of the ordinary objects."
Deriving from the collection of Guignard brothers, the Musée de l'Automobile Valençay traces nearly 80 years of the French automotive industry. There's also an exhibition about The Rallye with archives documents, Remy Duroir's photos, film and some vehicles. In exclusivity you can see the vehicle which participated at the 1996 Paris-Dakar with Pierre Lartigue like driver.