Musee du Compagnonnage, Tours

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Located in the former Abbey of Saint-Julien de Tours, Musee 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. Make Musee du Compagnonnage a part of your Tours vacation plans using our Tours day trip site.
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  • A tribute to forgotten craftsman and artisans who made masterpieces with their hands, brains and sometimes within guilds. This must see museum is a historical visit in the past. I suggest you set...  more »
  • A must see museum with items people created with their hands and sometimes with the fellowship of others. No computer generated junk found here. I suggest you set aside one and one-half hours to read....  more »
  • The museum houses collections of masterpieces by the compagnons du tour de France. Highly original. Never seen anything like it before. Highly recommended. There is a guided tour which is interesting but you need a good level of French to understand what they say. Alternatively all the exhibits have an English explanation underneath.
  • Interesting to look at the displays of work, but it was all in French only, so i couldn't learn much from the museum.

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