A Brief History of the Marque
Cazenave, "The French brand of international quality"
Manufactured: 1920s to 1960 
Ets Cazenave, Belin (Gironde)
Cazenave built small motorcycles in the 1920s. "The first (motorcycle) of Ets Cazenave is identical in all respects to the Motobecane Sicam" and is named a Cazenavette. 
Cyclemotors and motorcycles were produced in Belin, Gironde from 1950 to 1958.
1950s models were powered by Ultima, Ydral and Villiers engines. In 1964 the firm acquired the VAP and Paloma marques. Paloma lightweights were built by Cazenave until 1972. The Paloma 301, 410 and 510 models of the 1970s were built in Italy.
The Super Peggy moped, c1971, was fitted with a Laura engine from the Netherlands.
There are many examples extant, including one at the former musee de Montjean sur Loire
Introduced at the Paris Salon of 1954, the Belina came in three variants with 2-speed 100cc VAP and 100/110cc Mistral engines. It bore a distinct resemblance to the Monet Goyon Starlett. In 1955 the Super-Belina appeared with a 125cc Ydral 4-speed engine. Their last scooter was the Alpina, presented at the 1960 Salon.
The company was very progressive and provided considerable benefits to its employees, according to reports. The main products were bicycles.
1. Sources give different dates, some saying the last models were built in 1958, others 1960. There is a road test of a 1961 Cazenave 411 moped in the UK motorcycling press. The confusion is possibly associated with the death of the founder in 1958.
Wed Jun 22 2016
toal_sean at hotmail.com
Cazenave moped moped 54
great site. Do you know where I can enquire about Cazenave restoration or spares. In particular I need a rear mudguard.
Tue Jul 26 2011
Any parts information
cazenave 1957 1958
Any help in restoring?
Fri Feb 23 2007
ken.rimell at btopenworld.com [bounced]
Where can I find details of a Casenave Moped
history and information
Looking for info/history on the Casenave Mopeds made in Paris.
Tres rare velomoteur cazenave modele 1957, 1958. Dans son jus d'origine, mais a ete entierement demonte et nettoye, peinture d'origine. Moteur vap 48cc, allumage ok, 2 pneus neufs (60€). Fonctionne tres bien, moteur,frein..
Translation: Very rare velomotor cazenave model 1957, 1958. In its juice of origin, but ete entirely has demonte and nettoye, painting of origin. Engine new vap 48cc, lighting ok, 2 tires (60?). Function very well, engine, brake.
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