Tag Archives: France

Review: Saumur Tank Museum

With over 200 armoured vehicles on permanent display, and another 680 in its inventory, the Musée des Blindés Saumur, has the largest collection of armoured vehicles in the world*. It’s been on my list of museums to visit for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. Its roots...

Maillé-Brézé plays a WW2 destroyer

Maillé-Brézé is a French T 47-class destroyer, launched in 1953 in Lorient and named after admiral Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (1619–1646). She was decommissioned in 1988 and became a museum ship in Nantes. However, at the beginning of this month (May 2016), she slipped her moorings in...

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