My last stop in France before going over the border to Switzerland was Mulhouse. Not because of the city itself, but because of the Cité de l’Automobile car museum – Schlumpf Collection. There is such an overwhelming amount of cars there. Although the really vintage cars are interesting to look at, I personally prefer when they started to look like real cars so to say, and there were some pearls there that I just wanted to put in my pocket and take home. That red Alfa Romeo 8C, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Renault Alpine A442, old Ferraris… and I absolutely love the Vaillante Grand Défi (never even heard of that one before this), it’s beautiful. Obviously a lot of French vehicles in this building – Bugatti being the top name. If there’s Bugatti, there’s the Veyron too of course, however they’ve hidden it in a dark room so you won’t get too excited about it = photos didn’t turn out good. Oh well, I prefer some of the previously mentioned old classics over the Veyron anyway: for the cost of a Veyron you get a hangar full of epic classics ;)
Cité de l’Automobile is absolutely recommended for any car enthusiast, it is an one of a kind car collection and a piece of automotive history you can’t find elsewhere. Even if you’re not super interested in the really ancient models – and there are hundreds of them there, you will at least appreciate some of the more recent classics on display.