During a recent trip to France, I had the pleasure of visiting the Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot (the Museum of the Peugeot Adventure). The Peugeot brand itself is centuries old and its history is a rich tapestry of diversification and innovation.
The museum is spectacular and offers a fascinating insight into the industrial revolution and the foundation it laid for the development of the technology we know today.
A tour through the facility takes you on a journey from the early days working with steel, the production of household appliances, bicycles, scooters and even guns, as well as its automobile production history from the first prototype, to race cars, rally cars and futuristic concept cars.
The museum was opened in 1988 by the Peugeot family, some of whom are still involved in the company as shareholders and in executive positions.
For Peugeot, it all began in 1810 when brothers Jean-Pierre II and Jean-Frédéric Peugeot founded Peugeot Frères.