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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
7 €
Indefinite duration - 1 child
3 €
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 11 to 14 july 2020Doué-en-Anjou (9.5 mi)
Premiers Plans
The young talents of European cinema meet up in AngersJanuary 2021Angers (26 mi)
Anjou Festival
The theatre event of the Great WestJune / July 2021Angers (27 mi)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Habana Café
Italian15 € Saumur
French cuisine60 € Saumur
Bistrot de la Place
French cuisine28 € Saumur
Auberge Saint Pierre
French cuisine30 € Saumur
French cuisine19 € Saumur
Auberge Reine de Sicile
French cuisine27 € Saumur

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)
Bike tour "the Loop of the Loir"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h10Seiches-sur-le-Loir (26 mi)
Stack of Cinq-Mars
HikeEasy1h00Cinq-Mars-la-Pile (27 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (30 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (30 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Hôtel Château de Verrières & Spa Saumur
Hotel229 € to 530 € per nightSaumur
Citotel Le Volney
Hotel55 € to 105 € per nightSaumur
The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Le Londres, Saumur (Qualys-Hotel)
Hotel78 € to 156 € per nightSaumur
Huttopia Saumur
Campsite1650 € to 36 € per day (2 pers / tent / car)Saumur
Kyriad Saumur Centre
Hotel57 € to 146 € per nightSaumur
Maison Gaspard - Rooms
Hotel95 € to 120 € per nightSaumur
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