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Musee du Compagnonnage

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Address: 8 Rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 47 21 62 20
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Good museum for all interested in history.

This museum is looking at the history of craftsmen and women over the years and the setting up of the Guilds in France. It was informative and the exhibits are very skilful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Perth Scotland
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147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This museum is looking at the history of craftsmen and women over the years and the setting up of the Guilds in France. It was informative and the exhibits are very skilful.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

You can see a lot of masterpieces of famous companions, and the musee is a beautiful place in the city of Tours. I don't know very well the values of Companionship and the musee is a place to learn how companions made their masterpieces and their high human values. You can visit this musee as you like.

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Pinner, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Contains many unique items any one of which you would wow at in a chateau and treat as a visit highlight. ...And here there are simply loads of such moments. Not so suitable for children. Some others here complain that a lot is in French. I experimented with Google's interactive "point the camera" text translator. Although it's the usual garble... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

In order to join a guild and to become a "compagnon", the artisan has to create a masterpiece to demonstrate his competence within a particular trade. The masterpiece was then reviewed by his peers. Unbelievable work, incredibible time to make them. Really nice to visit if you like handcraft and disappeared trades.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I like this place mostly because there's a five-foot tall Japanese pagoda made entirely of sugar and toffee. But of course it's more than that - a great display of works of art by French craftsmen, along with the history of Compagnonnage (think Freemasons, or Stonecutters if you're a Simpsons fan). Four stars and not five because the price of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We spent 2 weeks in the Tours area and this was one site that we could have definitely lived without. The displays are boring and out-of-date and the staff is not engaging.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had an interesting visit here but our French was not up to reading the labels - so we just looked and admired the skills of the craftspeople. Very friendly staff. If you have a nod to the British guilds then it will mean at least something to you.

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Thank Tina B
NSW
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm sure this was interesting if you understood french. This would be at the bottom of my list of things to do in Tours

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The quality of some of the exhibits are breathtaking, others even when not to our taste were still worthy of admiration. Our only criticism is that all of the information and explanations are only available in French which limited our understanding of the history and level of commitment some of the artisans had shown. Overall a delightful place, any one... More 

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Thank Sharpe26
Tours - France
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the "compagnons". They have to become a master to make a "chef d'œuvre" (master of piece). The museum show these work of art. Absolutly incredible.

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