Musée Auto Moto Vélo

Communauté d'agglomération du Pays Châtelleraudais

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Historique du musée :

Le Musée Auto Moto Vélo (Automobile, Motorcycle & Bike Museum) is located in the former Châtellerault arms factory founded by Louis XVIII on the 14th July 1819. Initially used to manufacture bayonets, it was decided to also make firearms there in the 1830’s. For nearly 150 years, the factory (commonly known as “The Manu”) manufactured sabres, swords and foils as well as the still (...) Find out more


Le Musée Auto Moto Vélo (The Automobile, Motorcycle & Bike Museum) illustrates the impact of the automobile on everyday life as well as the general history of bicycles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. Rare vehicles such as a Panhard and Levassor from 1893, a C14 Voisin from 1929 and Longchamp de Couçy prototypes from 1953 are displayed alongside more popular cars such as the Ford T or the 2 CV. One of the highlights of these collections is a remarkable selection of French-made scooters and motorbikes as well as bikes fitted with an add-on motor and mopeds, which French motorcycle manufacturers diversified into as of 1950. In addition, the museum features a very interesting collection of motors, accessories (lanterns, travel cases) and advertising posters.

When reaching the end of their tour visitors will discover some of the treasures from the former Sully Museum’s collection, which counts over 16,000 items. Archaeological artefacts, headdresses, local arms as well as artworks will give visitors an insight into the history of the city and the region it is in.

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Journée Nationale des Véhicules d'Epoque

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
The 29 April 2018

European Museum Night

Nuit européenne des musées : Les contre-visites guidées par Jérôme Poulain

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
The 19 May 2018

Conference, meeting

CONFERENCE : DESTINATION COLLECTION "Napoléon et la Campagne d'Egypte"

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
The 05 July 2018

Papertoys 4L

Workshop for young people

Les mercredis d'été au musée

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 18 July 2018 to 08 August 2018

Around the exhibition

Clin d'oeil sur l'exposition l'Ombre de l'Empereur

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 12 July 2018 to 23 August 2018

Around the exhibition

Le Musée hors les murs

The 24 August 2018

Temporary exhibition

L'Ombre de l'Empereur. L'Épopée de Napoléon au Cabaret du Chat Noir

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 01 February 2018 to 30 September 2018

Workshop for young people

Label "Centenaire" : La Grande Guerre aux Musées de Châtellerault pour les scolaires

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 02 January 2015 to 31 December 2018

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