France's legendary Route Nationale or RN7 is a main road running through Vaucluse and linking Paris to the Côte d'Azur. As northern workers piled into the family car to head south every summer, it became synonymous with holidays, the right to paid leave, and of course traffic jams! Nostalgia buffs and anyone curious about French social history will enjoy this dedicated RN7 museum in Piolenc.
The museum takes you back in time in the blink of an eye thanks to a multitude of familiar objects on display: cars, billboards from its heyday, mopeds, petrol pumps etc. Old vehicles play their part, of course, but you’ll also find lesser known elements of life and economic activity that you can discover along the route. Piolenc, for example, took advantage of its ideal location to sell brooms - something for which it has long been famous!
Free for under 10's. An educational booklet is available for children aged 6-12 years.
Guided tours available for groups of 10 or more, by reservation only.