Group visit

Unaccompanied visits

Situated on the banks of the River Saône, 11km to the north of Lyon, the Château de Rochetaillée-sur-Saône and its 3 hectares of wooded parkland is the setting for the Musée de l’Automobile Henri Malartre.

The visit covers two buildings (the Belle Epoque château and the galleries) containing collections of automobiles, bicycles, vintage motorcycles and public transport vehicles collected by Henri Malartre.

From Hitler’s armoured Mercedes to the Lumière brothers’ Vivastella, or a carriage from the first Fourvière funicular railway, you can discover around a hundred exceptional vehicles. The museum also houses a number of vehicles manufactured in the Lyonnais region: those brands like Luc Court, Rochet-Schneider or Viratelle, today long vanished, were the pride of the world automobile industry at the beginning of the 20th century.

Visite famille au Musée Malartre - © Malartre, 2019
Visite famille au Musée Malartre - © Malartre, 2019

Guided tours

A museum guide takes you through the collections exhibited in the château and the galleries.

Duration: one hour guided tour with free access afterwards to all the exhibition areas of the museum.

‘Collection discovery visit’

Vintage cars, bicycles, motorcycles, advertising posters, public transport vehicles: discover some of the secrets of this magnificent collection put together by Henri Malartre!

‘20th-century collections discovery visit’

From the Taxi de la Marne to the Citroen 2CV, discover the continuation of the automobile adventure through the development of vehicles and the iconic models which made history. 

This visit is accessible to persons of reduced mobility.


All group visits must be reserved in advance.

Guided visits from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact us to find out more, discuss possibilities and fix a date and time for your visit.

We will send you a reservation form to fill out and return to the museum to confirm your visit.

Contact: 04 78 22 18 80

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