Retro-Mechanical City – Parc & Maurice Dufresne Collection
Museum

Retro-Mechanical City – Parc & Maurice Dufresne Collection

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking

Discover 3000 Time Machines! From the Industrial Revolution to the Thirty Glorious Years, immerse yourself in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. The diversity of this unique collection due to this visionary scrap dealer will delight the whole family!

About us

From the Industrial Revolution to the Glorious Thirties, 3000 retro-mechanical machines that tell the story of the mechanization of the agricultural world, the evolution of means of transport, the 1st & 2nd World Wars: cars, cycles, planes, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, agricultural machinery and military, looms, children's games, etc.
A fun & unforgettable journey, 2 hours of time travel for young and old.

You will discover the work of an extraordinary collector, who devoted more than sixty years of his life to saving a whole section of our history from oblivion.

In line with Leonardo da Vinci, all the mechanical, industrial and human genius of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries is on display here!

This museum is located a few kilometers from Azay-le-Rideau, in an old mill on the banks of the Indre, whose restored mechanisms are still in operation.

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
FrancePassion
FrancePassion

Duration:

From: 30 / 03 / 24 To: 30 / 06 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 07 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 09 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 20 / 10 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    closed
  • Thursday :
    closed
  • Friday :
    closed
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 21 / 10 / 24 To: 27 / 10 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM

Restaurant Chez Jeannot: same opening day as the museum.
Label Indre by bike.

Prices

From: 30 / 03 / 24 To: 31 / 10 / 24
  • Adult 13€
  • Kids 7€
  • Student fee - Upon presentation of proof. 10.50€
  • Audioguide supplement 2.50€
  • Adult group - From 20 people / Small group 12 to 19 people. 9 € to 10.50 €
  • Children group - From 3 to 17 years old. From 18 years old: classic group rate. 4€

Free for children under: 10 years old, Minimum age child rate: 10 years old, Maximum age child rate: 17 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorhomes allowed
Visit
  • Educational visits
  • Theme visit
  • Guided tours
Customer assistance / transport
  • Coach access
  • Drop off on site for groups
Rental / Loan
  • Room rentals
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Cycle repair kit
  • photo spot
  • Accessible by stroller
Catering
  • Fast food
  • Take away meals / Ready meals
Children welcome
  • Recreation center
Equipments
  • Meeting room
Leisure facilities
  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
  • Bar
  • Screening Room
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
Motorhome
  • Motorhome parking area
Cultural leisure facilities
  • Show room
Parking
  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking lot
  • Free parking
  • Cycling Parking
Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted services for hearing loss
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Adapted services for visual impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Walkway on one level

Contact information

17 route de Marnay
37190 Azay-le-Rideau