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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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  • If you appreciate craftsmanship this museum is a must. It showcases test and display pieces from master masons, roofers, shoe makers, carpenters and much more. 
    If you appreciate craftsmanship this museum is a must. It showcases test and display pieces from master masons, roofers, shoe makers, carpenters and much more.  more »
  • A staff knowledgeable about the Compagnonnage and very helpful for visitors. The exhibition of pieces all more incredible than the others of what the manual art can create is unique. We were amazed... 
    A staff knowledgeable about the Compagnonnage and very helpful for visitors. The exhibition of pieces all more incredible than the others of what the manual art can create is unique. We were amazed...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum, brilliant exhibition of modeks and tools. Well worth a visit
  • Fascinating museum of Companonnage which are like craft guilds. To join, you have to make a masterpiece in your own craft. This museum shows some of the best craft work. Miniature models in wood, or baked, or made in metal, or leather depending on the craft shown.

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