On n’est pas sérieux quand on a 17 ans… Who is to say that Arthur Rimbaud wouldn’t have traded his semelles de vent for a blue moped to drive down main street terrorizing the good people of Charleville ? More than any other object, the moped symbolizes the no man’s land between teenager and young man : this passing age when blurred dreams flash through the mind. First moped, first kisses, and often first acne symptoms… Who hasn’t felt the thrill of freedoom while accelerating with a twist of the right hand ? I may not yet be the master of the world, but I’m the king of the neighborhood when I’m driving a friend around on the luggage rack while my exhaust draws smoke spirals on the asphalt.
What would Monsieur Hulot and Rabbi Jacob be without their Solex, or Johnny Hallyday without his Paloma ?
From Schumacher’s scooter to César’s compression, including the Dax, Monkey, Caddy, Manhurin, Vespa, Zoomer, moped are the stars.
The exhibition will include 25 vehicles. Scenography by Hubert Legall.
From July 1 to October 31, 2021
From July 1 to September 19, everyday from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
From September 25 to October 31, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.