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Automobile Museum Henri Malartre


Last updated date : 23/02/2024

On the banks of the Saône, 11km north of Lyon, the Rochetaillée-sur-Saône castle Belle-époque and its 3 ha wooded park, houses the collections of cars, cycles, old motorcycles and Henri Malartre's Lyon public transport.

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This 2500m² museum retraces the universe of automobiles, motorbikes and bicycles in the unique and magical setting of a castle on the banks of the Saône, a 15th century. castle belonging to the former Counts of Lyon.

Created by Henri Malartre in 1959, it became one of Lyon's museums in 1972. Henri Malartre (1905-2005) was the son of Victor Malartre, an automobile enthusiast who ran a local boiler-making and steel frame business.
There are 150 cars in the château, dating from 1890 to 1986, 20 of which are unique models. On the first and second floors: 40 motorbikes from 1903 to 1955 and 31 bicycles from 1818 to 1960.
Gordini Hall: racing cars
Public Transport Hall: trams, trains, the "Ficelle" funicular from Fourvière.
More than 120 period posters, engines and old accessories (nearly 1000 collector's items).

Shop. Children's games and picnic area.
3-hectare park (events are organized on certain Sundays of the month).

Practical information


Château de Rochetaillée-sur-Saône 645, rue du Musée - 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône


Adult: from 6 €
Student: from 4 €
Group adults: 55 to 320 €
Group children: 30 to 135 €
Set price group adults: 80 to 160 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Free with Lyon City Card
City Museum Card 25 €/year
Culture Card: € 38/year
Youth card Culture (18-25 years): € 15/year.


Every day throughout the year between 10.30 am and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Friday of every month. In January, only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional information

Buildings partially accessible to wheelchair users (park and halls)
Free Car- and buspark reserved in the museum park.
A descriptive guide in Braille and large print collections. Flyer in braille available.


  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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Automobile Museum Henri Malartre

Château de Rochetaillée-sur-Saône 645, rue du Musée - 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône

04 78 22 18 80

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