Les Vétérans du Feu
THE ABANDONED FIRE TRUCKS IN FRANCE
‘Les Vétérans du Feu’ are a collection of old French fire trucks hidden in a hall in a French coastal town. The hall housed trucks from every period of the 20th century. The brands were mostly French; Citroën, Laffly, Hotchkiss and of course Renault.
The hall, with the fire truck old timers, is situated on the docks of the old ‘Port Maritime de Rouen’, along the river Seine. The old halls along the Boulevard Emile Duchemin are abandoned or used for storage. Many fire museums would be jealous of this truck collection. However, the hall was cleaned in 2016 and there is no sign of the trucks anymore. If you have more information about the trucks or whereabouts of them, please contact me.
The halls were demolished in 2018 for rehabilitation of the port. I visited ‘Les Vétérans du Feu’ in 2015.