All Pumped Up (Michelin’s museum in Clermont-Ferrand)

Larry Edsall / Autoweek

Andre and Edouard Michelin certainly were a remarkable and talented set of brothers.

Andre, born in 1853, was an architect and engineer working in Paris. He drew the first 1:100,000-scale world map for the French Interior Ministry. Edouard, born six years later, took his degree in law but became known as an artist in the City of Lights.

So what prompted these brothers to leave their prestigious positions in Paris to become rubber entrepreneurs smack in the middle of France?

The Michelin museum on Rue…

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