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Visit to a Combustion Engine museum

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Saumur

Visit to a Combustion Engine museum - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Saumur
Culture and education

18, rue Alphonse Caillaud - Bagneux - Saumur

Saumur is known for being the city of horse and good wine. But do we know that has developed since 1986 a particular activity : The Museum of the Engine.

In a beautiful building from the early 1900s, a collection of more than 640 pieces, including 300 exhibits, provides a historical, technical, pedagogical and human, thus tracing the impressive evolution of the engines.

During a guided tour, adapted to the desires of each group, we can discover materials in section (from the accessory to the star engine), engines of all types (from single cylinder to V12), of all technologies (natural aspiration, supercharging, free pistons, rotary piston…), very diverse uses (transport, motor-pumps, generators, boat thrusters, apple crusher…) and even a stand dedicated to the Ariane rocket.


Visit to a Combustion Engine museum
Indefinite duration - 1 person
6 €
Indefinite duration - 1 child
250 €
Indefinite duration - 10 people
5 €


Musée du Moteur
+33 2 41 50 26 10
Languages spoken:

Practical information

EstablishmentMusée du Moteur
Participants' profileAll ages
Good to knowAccessible to people with reduced mobility
In detail

Closed on public holidays.

Open all year for groups, only by appointment.

Establishment policy

BookingNot required
RatesDiscounted rates on a sliding scale
PaymentCheque, cash

Opening times

From 11 april to 27 october
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
From 11 april to 27 october
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00

Places of interest nearby

Castle Museum of Saumur (1270 yd)
Museum of L'Arme Blindée Cavalerie (1410 yd)
Saumur (1410 yd)
Tourist Office of Saumur (1460 yd)
Castle of Saumur (1470 yd)
Museum of the Blindés (1.1 mi)
Church Notre-Dame-des-Ardilliers (1.2 mi)
Aerodrome of Saumur - Saint-Florent (1.4 mi)
Train station of Saumur (1.5 mi)
Castle of Pocé (1.9 mi)

Events nearby

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Vines, wines and hikes in the Loire Valley
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Rose Days
Exceptional rose arrangements exhibited in a cave galleryFrom 12 to 15 july 2019Doué-en-Anjou (9.5 mi)
Premiers Plans
The young talents of European cinema meet up in AngersJanuary 2020Angers (26 mi)
Anjou Festival
The theatre event of the Great WestFrom 10 to 29 june 2019Angers (27 mi)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Habana Café
Italian15 € Saumur
Le Gambetta
French cuisine60 € Saumur
Bistrot de la Place
French cuisine28 € Saumur
Les Traditions
French cuisine29 € Saumur
Auberge Saint Pierre
French cuisine30 € Saumur
Les Ménestrels
French cuisineSaumur

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minGennes-Val-de-Loire (9.5 mi)
The Great Sacred Path
HikeEasy3h00Mouterre-Silly (20 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (30 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (30 mi)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (30 mi)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (31 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Hotel Château de Verrières & Spa - The Originals
Hotel207 € to 422 € per nightSaumur
Citotel Le Volney
Hotel50 € to 105 € per nightSaumur
Hotel The Originals Saumur Le Londres (ex Qualys-Hotel)
Hotel65 € to 144 € per nightSaumur
Huttopia Saumur
Campsite2150 € to 41 € per day (2 pers / tent / car)Saumur
Kyriad Saumur Centre
Hotel53 € to 129 € per nightSaumur
Hôtel St Pierre
Hotel75 € to 350 € per nightSaumur
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