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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 small museum by the size, is considered "the Mecca" museums compagnonniques. It is a staggering wealth. The objects are all highlighted and the conservative makes a point of honor to vary the collections. Let's go, let's go and we bring friends. A visit with passion.
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  • The different corporations represented roofers, shoemakers, trades of mouths etc... offer a beautiful range of often beautiful works produced by the companions at different times. Work, patience, the ability are honored at the Museum of companionship. See and discover the younger to possibly give them ideas of orientation for than these beautiful know-how do not fall into oblivion.
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  • This museum displays realizations of the companions, with great finesse, originality and precision. Everything is beautiful. Wood, iron, sugar,... serve material first for these original objects showing control of the workers in their art. Visit!
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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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