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Concept Cars, Pure Beauty

60 min visit

Musée national de la Voiture - Château de Compiègne
29 Nov → 15 May 2020
From Wed to Mon from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Closed Tue.

« Car design at its most beautiful expression! To see with the family. Ticket on site »

Fan of old cars, cars from another time, those that make noise but have a crazy aesthetic. In short, the Car, the real one? Hurry to Compiègne, to the National Car Museum, the first in the world dedicated to locomotion, opened since 1927. A true exploration of the history of the automobile, it contains horse-drawn carriages from the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, as well as an important iconographic background on the theme of transport and shows the successive mutations of this industry. Today, it renews its collections. The Concept Cars exhibition presents cars from the 20th century, as close as possible to their form as works of art. Also known as "Dream Cars" in the United States, this type of vehicle is usually presented in a single specimen, made for the purpose of aerodynamic or styling studies and, later, for commercial promotion. All the major manufacturers, designers or master body builders have at one time produced one of these singular objects, which is as much a matter of technological experimentation as it is of appreciation of beauty. At the heart of the Palais de Compiègne, a dialogue is established between 18th century architecture and 20th century design, highlighting the automobile as a creation and an object of art.


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