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      02-04-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Spa Francorchamps, Belgium...


LE MUSÉE DU CIRCUIT DE SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Cour de l'Abbaye
B-4970 STAVELOT
Belgique (Belgium)


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Every day 7/7 from 10.00 to 18.00
Closed on 25 December, 1st January and the 4th Sunday and Monday in Lent






http://www.abbayedestavelot.be/en/mu...m#.UvFzU9JDuE4


This Museum is in the sleepy town of STAVELOT. The Spa Francorchamps race track is down the road from here a few kilometers. I guess my words of wisdom would be not to expect much. The museum is decent, but it is small and on the grounds of an old Abbey. There are also a few other museums located in upstairs in the Abbey. One of which is a puppet museum. Needless to say I did not visit it.

When my GPS guided me into the Abbey's parking lot... I really thought I was in the wrong place. Because its in the middle of a small city/village - and its in an old bricked building/Abbey.

I have always wanted to visit this small race track museum. My tour guide: Rudi gs/e60/1m? Spa was just a good point for Rudi and I to meet, on our drive to Brussels to go visit the Autoworld. Rudi was careful to preface my tour in not to expect too much of the museum. And he was right! Its a cool museum, but it is very small and its located in the basement(keller) of the Abbey. On the plus side they did have a decent Cafe and that puppet museum might be just the ticket for the Mrs.

One would only need an hour to see this museum. I kind of wanted to roam around the village some. But we were pressed for time. There was also a WWII war memorial for our Allied Forces that liberated the town. I would have liked to stop by that. Its on my List for my next visit to Spa. There is just something special about the Effiel region.


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Wow. Thank you for the pictures. Will have to pay a visit in the future.
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Amazing to say the least. Thank you for the photos!
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I'd visited the circuit quite a few times now, but never been to the museum. Maybe next time I should go there. Thx. for sharing Dackel!

The 24h races and the Six hours of Spa (historic race weekend) are normally the reason to go there.
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Sweet jesus that's amazing. Spa is by far the best circuit on the F1 calendar. Thanks for posting all of those photos.
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this is a lovely track! fast
i never been there but i played in Real Racing 3
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For a little museum, they have some impressive vehicles there. Thanks for sharing Dackel.
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Welcome to Belgium !
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I must say, I really enjoyed my Belgium visit. Many thanks to GS/e60/1m? and @eeghie for making me feel right at home. Can't wait to go back to Spa in May for our little 1Addicts meeting! Next visit I must sample some of your famous waffles and chocolate.

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Danke.

I must say, I really enjoyed my Belgium visit. Many thanks to GS/e60/1m? and @eeghie for making me feel right at home. Can't wait to go back to Spa in May for our little 1Addicts meeting! Next visit I must sample some of your famous waffles and chocolate.

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great pics, added to my to-visit list!
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The Black car behind the F40 remind me of the Bertone BMW. I curious what to know what it actually is.

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The Black car behind the F40 remind me of the Bertone BMW. I curious what to know what it actually is.


Noop! It was a Ferrari Daytona...

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One thing that I regret not seeing/doing is going to some of the historic WWII sites in the Spa area. I'm gonna try to visit some of the US Military cemeteries and the famous "NUTZ" Museum on my next drive up in this area.
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