Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Rochetaillée castle and its Henri-Malartre automobile museum

Rochetaillée castle is a former 12th century fortified castle, altered in the 19th century, which stands in the town of Rochetaillée-sur-Saône in the Lyon metropolis in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The castle houses the Henri-Malartre automobile museum.


From medieval times, only the Romanesque door that gives access to the round tower and the castle chapel remains.

The octagonal …

World best cars by Jordi Vilaró

The French Thieulin Phaeton from 1908

The French Thieulin Phaeton from 1908. Louis Thieulin founded a mechanical engineering company in Besançon in 1886. In 1889 he produced a single steam car for a customer. Brushcutters were also on offer.  Later, the sons Émile and Joseph joined the company. In 1906 the production of automobiles began. The brand name was Thieulin. Automobile …