Musée du Compagnonnage, Tours

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#4 of 28 in Museums in Loire Valley
Located in the former Abbey of Saint-Julien de Tours, Musée du Compagnonnage presents exceptional masterpieces of the 19th century including tools, records, and traditional methods used to create works. Examine manual trades, such as woodworking, stonemasonry, metalworking, leather curing, and textile making. A contemporary exhibit includes historic and antique bicycles, as well as the history of the Tour de France race. Themed tours in English are fun for your whole family with activities for children, like contemporary crafts. Add Musée du Compagnonnage to your Tours travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tours vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We were enchanted by this visit which us plunges back into the history of companionship and makes us discover magnificent achievements. Special thanks to Patrick, the speaker at the enthusiasm. Thanks for all the explanations and illustrations which enabled us to enjoy this tour of the most beautiful Museum on the companionship of France Bravo
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  • August 14, 2017
    A beautiful exhibition on the shields, each coat of arms described their job. Everything is accurate informative, we better understand their corporations, the value of a job well done, the taste of the effort the development of handicraft activities are offered for children, fun. A pleasant time spent in this place
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  • August 11, 2017
    It takes about 1 h 30 visit, incredible. all trades are mean. opportunities to visit in 2 times in the same day
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  • August 22, 2015
    It's a small museum. If you go fast, you can see everything in ten minutes. But that would be an error. The masterpieces exposed there are really impressive if you take time to watch carefully, read the explanations and think that all was hand-made. Wooden frames, stone works, and metal works are my favorites. The design ingenious designs and crafting skills needed to accomplish the works is just out of reach for the common imagination. Also you can discover the tradition of "compagnonnage" in France.
  • April 4, 2017
    Really nice museum, incredible works
  • December 30, 2016
    Very interesting collection.
  • July 24, 2017
    A not very big but very interesting Museum. Composed of two parts, of which the largest has a beautiful roof in the shape of hull of boat and this made the different building trades of companionship and many "masterpieces". The smallest traces the history of companionship, but a video loop and makes difficult the concentration required to playback of the panels. The place is noisy fast.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful pieces to discover with explanations in the guide to understand the principle of companionship. See if you are passing on towers.
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