Updated: Nov 9, 2019
Simply, the finest collection of post-war Citroen you'll ever see this side of the factory's own Conservatoire... This place is unbelievable, a Citroen enthusiast's wet dream made real, as you are about to see for yourself...
One of my favorite automobile brands of all is Citroën, and that’s largely the fault of the two BX my dad owned when I was little.
That’s why setting foot into the CitroMuseum of Castellane, France, feels much like dying and going to heaven: nothing quite prepares you for the sheer visual impact of all these immaculate DSs, enough to make any enthusiast weak at the knees... This is a sight that can stop the heart of every Citroen enthusiast.
And that's the content of ONE building.
What if I told you the collection is housed in THREE buildings?
And that all these cars belong to just ONE individual?
Kudos to this die-hard Citroën enthusiast for saving so many unique cars and, on top of that, let the public enjoy them for a small fee.
The CitroMuseum, located in a truly lovely corner of France, right off the Route Napoleon nearby the town of Castellane, is the result of decades of car purchases made by its private owner, all sharing two fundamental traits: the cars are all perfect, extremely low mileage specimens of their kind: time-warps that boggle your mind... The gorgeous Verdon area is close by too, so it makes for an excellent summer trip.
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Some models presented are pure unobtanium, like this super-cool GS Basalte: a France-only special series made in 1200 units in ‘78 and now rarer than a honest politician.
There's a black CX that's possibly the finest in the world: 1989 was the last model year of the saloon and this is a loaded Prestige sold in Sweden but never used... It’s still got the plastic covers on the seats and its factory paperwork!
Kudos to this die-hard Citroën enthusiast for saving so many unique cars and, on top of that, let the public enjoy them for a small fee. This is truly a must-see if you happen to be around the South of France, as words and video hardly convey the sheer magnificence of this collection.