Cité de l'Automobile

New year, new road-trip  😁

Just across the border into France, there is a hidden gem in Mulhouse. The Schlumpf collection, with over 500 of the most delicious cars from history, is laid out in a (mostly) chronological manner and allows you to walk through automotive history. From the 'Forerunners' of 1878 to 1918 (with car brands such as Panhard, Peugeot, De Dion and Benz), to the racing Bugatti type 32 from 1923 to some truly bizarre experimental vehicles such as the L'Oeuf Electrique (yes, that's the Electric Egg).

If you find yourself in east France, drop by for inspiration!

Cite de l'Automobile

L'Oeuf Electrique from 1942

L'Oeuf Electrique from 1942

 
Multiple modern race cars displayed in a long, low ceiling room (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)
Two racing Ferarris (Credit: Paul Scarfe)
Ferrari Type 250 LM (1964) displayed in the main room of the Schlumpf collection (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)

Ferrari Type 250 LM (1964) displayed in the main room of the Schlumpf collection (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)

A Bugatti in white (Credit: Paul Scarfe)
Renault Alpine A110 (Credit: Paul Scarfe)

Renault Alpine A110 (Credit: Paul Scarfe)

A racing Porsche (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)
A yellow & black Bugatti (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)
Mercedes-Benz W154 (1938) and Mercedes-Benz Type W125 (1937) in the background (Credit: Paul Scarfe)

Mercedes-Benz W154 (1938) and Mercedes-Benz Type W125 (1937) in the background (Credit: Paul Scarfe)

The red leather trim interior of a Corvette with white paintwork (Credit: Nicolai Rauser)