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Musée des Blindés: Tank Museum

Listed under Military Museums in Loire Valley, France.

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This is one of the world's largest tank museums because it has one of the world's largest collections of tanks – but also because it has the largest number of operational tanks and do impressive tank display manoeuvres.  Amongst your 880 or so vehicles you have your WW1 working Schneider CA1 and Renault FT-17, your WW2 Panzer, Panthers, Tigers and Jagdpanzers, and Shermans, Ducks and Churchill Tanks, and some modern NATO models: Pattons Leopards, Chieftans and a Leclerc.  

Saumur has long been the French capital of cavalry, starting with the non mechanical kind, and some of the best demonstrations are in conjunction with horsey events.  

Musée des Blindés Website.

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

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