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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.

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The Cité du Train is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world

The Cité du Train, situated in Mulhouse, France, is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world. It is the successor to the musée français du chemin de fer.

In the old renovated building, the emphasis is mostly placed on the instructional aspect of technology, explaining the mechanisms powering steam, diesel and electric locomotives …

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An automobile museum (Cité de l’Automobile) in Mulhouse

Cité de l’Automobile, Musée national de l’automobile, Collection Schlumpf is an automobile museum located in Mulhouse, France, and built around the Schlumpf Collection of classic automobiles. It has the largest displayed collection of automobiles and contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of Bugatti motor vehicles in the world.

The museum is now listed as a …

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Montelimar Aviation Museum and its collection of more than 60 aircrafts

Montelimar Aviation Museum (Fr. Musée Européen de l’Aviation de Chasse) is a nonprofit aviation heritage museum since 1987 with hangars housing fighter planes & civil aircrafts.

Located on Montélimar aerodrome, a few minutes from the historic center of the nougat capital, the European Museum of air fighters offers you to embark on an exceptional adventure: on …

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Le Grand Blockhaus in Batz-sur-Mer, part of the Nazi Atlantic Wall

The Museum of Le Grand Blockhaus in Batz-sur-Mer, France.

The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal defences and fortifications built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1944, along the coast of continental Europe and Scandinavia as a defence against an anticipated Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe from the United Kingdom, during World War II. …

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Museum of Naval Aviation and its collection

Naval Aeronautics Museum (fr. Musée de l’Aéronautique Navale) in Rochefort, France. The museum of naval aeronautics, located on the site of the former naval aeronautical base at Rochefort-Soubise in Charente-Maritime, is a museum which includes about 40 aircrafts (planes, seaplanes, gliders, helicopters) but also many engines, 1500 models and electronic equipment.

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