We had a lovely couple of hours in the “Musée auto, moto, vélo” in Chatellerault last month.
It is in
some kind of old an old arms factory premises* down by the river. You can’t miss it – just look for the two magnificent chimneys outside.
(*Thanks to Susan for this info.)
Inside there is everything from the original penny farthing, through the first motorised cars and cycles to more familiar two, three or four-wheeled vehicles most of us will have seen on our roads.
There is something for everyone with an interest in cars or bikes, all beautifully displayed, with old garage workshops, videos and posters. All for a modest entrance fee.
Quite a bit of space was dedicated, as you would expect, to the 2CV. However, I was more interested in the displays of something having a big birthday this year.
The Renault 4 is 50 years old.
The bottom one was just like mine !! Or at least the one I had in the 1970’s. I didn’t check if its starting handle was just as well used !!