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Musée du Compagnonnage, Tours
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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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  • This museum, which traces the history of companionship has many objects well sorted by theme or time. The lighting of a guide to understand the approach, the symbolism of the various "jobs".
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  • A museum presenting the masterpieces of the companions. Appreciated by visitors of all ages. The works are regularly changed, so we can go there often!
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  • A visit which you filled with humility in the face of so much talent, genius, and know-how! In addition, a game of the goose is available for children, who need to find throughout the visit, answers to riddles, which makes the fun tour for them!
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  • 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.
  • Very nice but it lacks the encounter with true companions in activities. The Museum is also not very large.
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  • You want to study a showpiece of the artistry of craft. Highly recommended for the motivation to boys back to visions in mind drove how valuable it is to lend a hand and to produce high-quality products.
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  • History of companionship in France with many works of exposed fellow leaders. Many tools and good explanations.
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  • Very interesting. Staff master the subject.
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