Musée des Blindés

Saumur, France

The Musée des Blindés is a tank museum located in Saumur and one of the world's largest tank museums. The museum has the world's largest collection of armoured fighting vehicles and contains well over 880 vehicles, although the British Bovington Tank Museum has a larger number of tanks. Less than a quarter can be exhibited due to space limitations despite the move to a much larger building in 1993.

Over 200 of the vehicles are fully functional, in the past often performing in the annual cavalry show, the Carrousel. Saumur has been the traditional training centre for cavalry and holds the current Armoured Cavalry Branch Training School. The museum has its origins in the study collection. It's still a State institution, run by the Army. There is also a separate cavalry museum at Saumur.



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Martin Hopcroft (15 months ago)
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.
Carole Reed (15 months ago)
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.
Nick Hill (16 months ago)
One of the best military museums in Europe and probably one of the finest collections of tanks and vehicles anywhere. Well worth the visit.
Christian Richaud (18 months ago)
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.
Rob van Hees (2 years ago)
Musée des Blindés, the museum of Armoured Vehicles is one of the world's largest tank museums. The collection is without doubt the best I have ever seen. Well worth a visit.
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