Created at the castle of Compiègne on the initiative of Paul Leon, Director of Fine Arts, and through the efforts of Leon Auscher, vice president of the Touring Club de France, the National Museum of the Car and Tourism was inaugurated in 1927 by Edouard Herriot, Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts. Its theme is the history of road locomotion, from the origins of the coupling to the beginnings of the automobile adventure.
The collection, presented on 3200 m² area museum, offers particularly rich and varied examples through its various sections:
- The team, with 75 vehicles 2 and 4 wheels, features a wide variety of uses (road, urban, sports, pageantry .. .) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, supplemented with 52 sleds and vehicles carried.
- The cycle, from its origins to the first bicycle at the turn of the twentieth century.
- The car finally, with 31 cars representative of its infancy in the areas of steam, electricity and internal combustion engine.
Palais de Compiègne
Place du Général de Gaulle
60200 – Compiègne
Tél : 03.44.38.47.00
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