Visitor information

Before the visite

iPhone/iPad & Android App

The Cité de l'Automobile can be accessed on AppStore and Google Play! Enjoy a visit in high-definition with an exceptional zoom depth.  

This application includes:
- A commented 1 hr 20 mins guided-tour: through 33 exceptional cars and several thematic distractions, you will discover the history of this site and the world of the automobile,
- Over 130 enlargeable HD historical or recent pictures,
- An interactive map of the Museum allowing you to navigate easily,
- An illustrated glossary,
- Practical information to prepare your visit.  

The Cité de l'Automobile offers on-site downloading facilities without the need for a 3G connection thanks to Wi-Fi access. This on-site downloading facility is also accessible to foreign visitors at no extra charge for roaming data.

  Downlaod the application on AppStore 

  Download the application on Google Play

Collection on arrival

The audio guide

For a self-guided tour of the permanent collections, you are offered a free audio-guide on your arrival at the Museum. You will learn about the history of 250 cars in the collection.
Flexible, light, handy and convenient, these audio guides are available in 6 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch

The activity book

This activity book is available free for children aged 7 to 12 on admission to every Culturespaces site. It helps them to learn while they're enjoying themselves, and discover a historic site in a fun way, through various games and puzzles. They will be accompanied throughout their visit by Hugo and Lea, two mischievous children who travel around France to visit Culturespaces sites: they are in Formula 1 driver and mechanic at the Cité de l'Automobile; in Greek togas at the Villa Kerylos; at the Château des Baux in Provence, they turn into a princess and a knight.

Available in the gift shop


Musée National de l'Automobile - Collection Schlumpf - Mulhouse  
This comprehensive new book on the Museum presents more than 400 cars, from the oldest to the most recent, with original documents. Available from the museum shop and online at the price of €78.



Les Trésors de la collection Schlumpf et l'épopée automobile
A small book on the numerous treasures of the famous Schlumpf collection exhibited at the Cité de l'Automobile. Take a seat and buckle your seatbelt for this trip through the history of mythical automobiles. Available from the museum shop and online at the price of €29.



Special edition « Connaissance des Arts » magazine  
You can learn about the Schlumpf brothers' story, about their museum and about thirty of the important models, classified by make (Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz etc.). Available from the museum shop and online at the price of €8.