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Musee du Compagnonnage

8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 21 62 20
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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... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
Perth Scotland
The Companionship's history

You can see a lot of masterpieces of famous companions, and the musee is a beautiful place in the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2015
Paris, France
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8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 21 62 20
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Reviewed 29 September 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.

Thank lasvegas-marmalade
Reviewed 25 September 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...More

Thank j_tourland
Reviewed 30 August 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....More

1  Thank RabidSputnik
Reviewed 20 July 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...More

2  Thank Patrice_VDD
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 7 July 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 The displays are boring and out-of-date and the staff is not engaging.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 8 September 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

Thank Kiwi1963
Reviewed 3 September 2014

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...More

Thank Sharpe26
Reviewed 23 July 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.

1  Thank YannickTours_France
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