Editor: Jaap Horst
Those who are going to France may want to pass though the famous town of Molsheim, where the Bugattis were built, and where VW now again is building the Veyron. This Bugatti Revue article aims at being sort of a guide, so that you can find the major sights.
On the detailed plan above, you can see the major Molsheim sites, plus the family grave which is in the nearby village of Dorlisheim. Clicking this map will give you an overview map, with the village of Duppigheim to the extreme right. Here is the monument located at the place where Jean Bugatti had his mortal accident in 1939.
On the factory terrain is the old Écuries d’Ettore Bugatti (The right one of the above pictures), besides the factory parking lot. Neither can be visited.
For further Questions, you can contact the "office du tourisme" (Tourist office):
19, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
Tel. 03 88 38 11 61
Fax 03 88 49 80 40
While you are in the neighbourhood, you shouldn´t forget to visit the town of Mulhouse, less than 100km to the south of Molsheim. The fabulous Schlumpf collection is there, now called the Musee National de l´Automobile. There is a splendid collection there of Bugattis, including many one-offs and prototypes, which the Schlumpf brothers bought directly from the factory. Mulhouse is a beautiful region. While checking out the collections you may be swayed to live here. Of course there are always beautiful villas and apartments for rent for short or long term stays.
The maps will indicate you where to go, though the museum is very well indicated also.
Reaching the museum in the Centre of Mulhouse.
And, Mulhouse has another Bugatti treasure, a Bugatti Autorail in the Railway museum, which is interesting enough in its own right!
The Railway museum is just a few minutes (by car) from the Schlumpf collection.
Musée National de l'Automobile
Musée Francais du Chemin de fer, Railway museum