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Musee du Compagnonnage

8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 21 62 20
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A hidden gem

If not for Tripadvisor we would not have found this wonderful museum. It's hidden away down by the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
South West England, United Kingdom
Hidden tresor

Very interesting museum with Masterpieces of very skilled Craftmen. We enjoyed it very much and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Anne-Marie S
Quillan, France
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8 rue Nationale, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 21 62 20
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Reviewed 16 May 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

2  Thank AGuide
Reviewed 3 March 2016

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

Thank Anne-Marie S
Reviewed 22 February 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 Ben B
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This museum is absolutely unique! I have never seen anything remotely like it: case after case containing exceptional works of craftsmanship. There were four of us and we went round the museum twice and even went back again the next day. Also have to say...More

Thank NowlookatmeBanburys
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 8 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
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