Musée Henri Malartre, Rochetaillée-sur-Sâone, France
Visited in 2011
The Henri Malartre museum opened 1960 in a castle in Rochetaillée near the city of Lyon. The collection is primarily focussed on French marques, and in particular those produced in this general region. The castle building houses a large number of vintage and veteran cars, the rest of extensive collection can be found in a newer building in the castle grounds.
Address 645 rue du Musée 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône France
Maurice Dufresne has put together a museum devoted to France’s industrial heritage, covering a wide variety of artefacts, machines and vehicles. It is housed in a former 17th century water mill on the river Loire.
The National Museum – Schlumpf Bugatti Collection is chronicled all over the web and in hundreds if not thousands of books.
And yet in real life it is such a breathtaking display and so well worth a visit! The sheer size of the collection is overwhelming and even the most seasoned of motoring history enthusiasts can tire of the seemingly endless rows of exquisite marques. The Schlumpf brothers were famous for amassing an incredible collection of Bugattis, and when you realise how exclusive Bugattis are – many museums have just one or two – the collection really is huge.
Hoewever, the museum does have other makes besides Bugattis. Not just French makes such as Delahaye, Delage, Hotchkiss, Citroen and Peugeot, but also Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz etc.
Cité de l’Automobile Musée National Collection Schlumpf 192, Avenue de Colmar 68051 Mulhouse France