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Musee du Compagnonnage

8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 21 62 20
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This is also a place I first visited 30 years ago. It was good to go back and see the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heloise8
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Adelaide, Australia
French working-class history and its artistic feats

The Musée du Compagnonnage focuses on the Compagnons, or members of artisans' guilds and social... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2017
guigne01
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Los Angeles, California
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8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is also a place I first visited 30 years ago. It was good to go back and see the beautiful models made by apprentices and master craftsmen of the past. I had also forgotten about the history of guilds that are on show. A...More

Thank Heloise8
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The Musée du Compagnonnage focuses on the Compagnons, or members of artisans' guilds and social clubs, that have existed in France since the early modern era. As the museum explains, the guilds are the forerunners of modern-day unions. The history of the guilds is quite...More

Thank guigne01
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

After visiting one after another cathedrals and chateaux, this museum intrigues different intellectual curiosities. It involves the designs and craftsmanship of the making of the cathedrals and chateaux, as well as the things inside of them and much more. Although it is hard to comprehend...More

2  Thank Waverunner2012
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This museum will not be for everyone but I am interested in French history and this is one of the most fascinating museums I have ever visited. The Compagnons du Devoir is a very old worker's movement, more or less unique to France. It was...More

5  Thank FormerlyBCBoy3
Reviewed June 29, 2016

From the reviews, I thought I was really going to enjoy this quirky museum. Don't get me wrong, it's fun - but rather repetitive. There are some fabulous models - I found the ones of complex angled stone arches mesmerising - but there's an awful...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a museum for guilds. So will find shoes to iron work to building and believe it or not cakes. It is quite interesting for the master craft work and history. It is worth a visit.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed May 28, 2016

This museum of masterpieces from the various craft-guilds of Tours is filled with all manner of peculiar curios. From massive model towers build to showcase a carpenter's handiwork, to finely detailed iron cabinets or lock mechanisms, to elaborate sugarcraft castles and monuments, there are plenty...More

1  Thank MZeller-Jacques
Reviewed May 16, 2016

If not for Tripadvisor we would not have found this wonderful museum. It's hidden away down by the river a stone's throw from the heart of the city but not really signposted. It's full of the weird and wonderful, made all the more so by...More

1  Thank AGuide
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Very interesting museum with Masterpieces of very skilled Craftmen. We enjoyed it very much and recommand a visit

Thank Anne-Marie S
Reviewed February 22, 2016

This museum was a great surprise! It's actually been 5 years I'm living in Tours and I never took time to go there. This museum is insane, honsetly if you want to see what patience is, just go, amazing pieces of work in lots of...More

Thank Benjamin B
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