Colonel Michel Aubry spearheaded the creation of Musee des Blindes in 1977, with only a small collection of military tanks. Today, it’s a singular repository for multinational armored vehicles, including acquisitions from Iraq. Walk around the hundreds of armored fighting vehicles on display, which represent only a quarter of the museum’s holdings. In the curiosity room, see a lighter side of military motor vehicle history, such as a Vespa embellished with a rifle that doesn’t recoil and other odd bits left over from film sets. Unfortunately, abandoned experimental vehicles from French military research facilities are hidden away, but you can read up on them in the library. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee des Blindes and many more Saumur attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Saumur visit planner.
Musee des Blindes reviews
It’s a tank museum! Lots of tanks and not a lot else! It was ok, could with some interaction and better seating to watch videos (2seater plastic garden chair doesn’t cut it).
It’s a tank museum! Lots of tanks and not a lot else! It was ok, could with some interaction and better seating to watch videos (2seater plastic garden chair doesn’t cut it). more »
Advertised as the biggest tank museum in the world with the only working King Tiger left in the world. Easy to find and very easy to spend an hour or two. Well laid out and well worth a visit.
Advertised as the biggest tank museum in the world with the only working King Tiger left in the world. Easy to find and very easy to spend an hour or two. Well laid out and well worth a visit. more »
Must be the best tank museum I have visited. Especially the german section with WW2 panzers is second to none. I was very impressed with the whole collection. Only tank the miss must be the...
Must be the best tank museum I have visited. Especially the german section with WW2 panzers is second to none. I was very impressed with the whole collection. Only tank the miss must be the... more »
A great place to see the collection of tanks during the WWII and since then. I have never seen so many different tanks at one place! Given almost all the WWII museums in Normandy are closed in winter especially during the new year holiday, we came all the way here from Normandy on the way to Val de Loire to see the castle and dropped by here and it worths the efforts!
Very nice visit. More or less empty of other visitors = lovely pics of tanks. They have a good collection of French tanks. Some unique in the world. So with a visit for some 58 tonnes French steel.
Huge amount of tanks. Laid out in eras and countries. Some inside video with a smartphone app. More than just a tank museum. Give yourself 1.5 hrs. Recommended for enthusiasts and families.
One of the best military museums in Europe and probably one of the finest collections of tanks and vehicles anywhere. Well worth the visit.
The 10 euro per person entrance fee is great value as there are a vast number of exhibits to see and can take you a few hours to see them all. The tour is certainly thought provoking and emotional.
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