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.
The Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe is a museum which recreates life back in the early 1900s in a time when electricity and running water were not available everywhere and cars and motorbikes were only just being seen on the streets.
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 2 CV has its museum! Come discover or rediscover an automobile that has now become legendary. Produced in more than 7 million units from 1948 to 1990 (all derivatives combined), the 2 CV has enjoyed an exceptional career and has already celebrated its 70th anniversary. It has had time to travel all the roads in the world, conquer all social classes and seduce the hearts of millions of drivers.
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.
Musée Moto Mode Militaire (Motorcycle, Fashion and Military) features Claude Tiano's eclectic collection ranging from the early 1900s to the 1960s
This small museum which was put together by a local club features around 100 motorcycles and scooters plus a few cars as well.
The Association Française des Collectionneurs de Véhicules Militaires (French Association of Military Vehicle Collectors) set up this museum in Dreux. Apart from a magnificent collection of old military vehicles, it contains a "duty of memory" sector dealing mainly with with the Allied landings on June 6, 1944, but also the Battle of Normandy, including a tragic episode which took place in Dreux.