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    Default CitroŽn Museum in Provence

    The Museum has recently doubled its floor area and the new wing is being devoted to the air cooled cars.
    Well worth a visit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    The Museum has recently doubled its floor area and the new wing is being devoted to the air cooled cars.
    Well worth a visit!!
    Is this "the Citroen Museum" Gerry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    The Museum has recently doubled its floor area and the new wing is being devoted to the air cooled cars.
    Well worth a visit!!
    Fantastic! I'm going to be there in 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Is this "the Citroen Museum" Gerry?

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    Not sure that I understand the question. PSA has its Peugeot collect at its museum in Sochaux, its old industrial base. Its CitroŽn collection is in the CitroŽn Conservatoire at Aulnay sous Bois near Roissy CDG airport. This is not normally open to the public and they prefer invitation via Club activities. The museum in Provence is privately owned and its details are well explained on the site referred to by UFO.
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    Gerry, I've always wondered but never asked for fear of displaying my ignorance, but what model of Citroen is that in your avatar picture? It doesn't look like an Ami, but that's all I can think it may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielBendigo View Post
    Gerry, I've always wondered but never asked for fear of displaying my ignorance, but what model of Citroen is that in your avatar picture? It doesn't look like an Ami, but that's all I can think it may be.

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    I think you'll find the car is a Panhard 24.

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    It is indeed a Panhard 24CT which used to have a thread in "other makes"

    See pictures of the car and its friends at
    http://www.globalfreed.net/Panhard_International_2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    The Museum has recently doubled its floor area and the new wing is being devoted to the air cooled cars.
    Well worth a visit!!
    As is France!

    Many thanks Gerry. Another for the long list of "places to get to somehow"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    As is France!

    Many thanks Gerry. Another for the long list of "places to get to somehow"...

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    John, I think that a good way to get to the Citromusee (I've forgotten the precise name), just north of Castellane, is to take the Route Napoleon from the Cote D'azur via Grasse. We did this in May 2012 and the route passes through some magnificent mountain country and we saw very little traffic at that time. I was delighted to see the signs for the museum as I had forgotten that I had intended to find out where this was and to visit. They were building a big new shed at that time, which is now obviously the new section. I was lucky in that we arrived before the place opened (after lunchtime I think) and had a long way to go that day. But they opened up early, just for me. You could buy bits for some Citroen models such as DS and 2CV. If I had a 2nd model DS dash I could have bought a special instrument panel for a cool 1,000 Euros!

    That's brought back some good memories - definitely a great place to visit. Don
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    The drive you suggest gets even better as you continue on towards Gap.
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    I went up from Nice and returning came out off the plateau and boom got a massive rush in a little smart car as the valley opened up instantly round a bend. I remember laughing with fear at the drop. On the way up I saw a guy in overalls scratching his head then a vw van turned over with the inside splattered with house paint, too many aperos?....would have been a nightmare to clean up. Great drive and fab museum, Monsieur is very enthusiastic and friendly. Love to see the add on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    The drive you suggest gets even better as you continue on towards Gap.
    I'm sure that is true.For us that part was a bit spoiled by violent thunderstorms.
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    Gap is to be the venue for next year's French orthodontics conference.
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