Musee Du Compagnonnage, Tours

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Musee Du Compagnonnage, Tours - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 8 Rue Nationale, 37000 Tours, France

Phone: +33-247216220

Ticket Price: 30 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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The Musee du Compagnonnage or the Guild Museum is a municipal museum in Tours that is located in cloisters of the 13th century abbey of Saint Julian. The collection in this museum is dedicated to the Compagnonnage (Companions of the Tour de France), which was an apprenticeship-cum-trade-union system dating back from the Middle Ages. The must-see exhibits at the museum are:

  • A variety of historical and contemporary craft items.
  • Rare documents.
  • Prestigious projects related to the Companions of the Tour de France.

These exhibits reflect the brilliant skills and craftsmanship of the artisans of the guild. However, all the information and the explanations inside the museum are written in French, hence it becomes difficult to understand the history behind the artefacts if you do not have a grasp of the language.

You can also buy many books on the Companionship and the trade guilds, postcards and souvenirs from the gift shop located inside the museum.

Musee Du Compagnonnage Information

  • Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Only photographs without flash shots are allowed inside the museum.
  • The last time for entry into the museum is half an hour before the closing.

Musee Du Compagnonnage Ticket Prices

€ 3.80

  • Children over 12 years, college students, high school students.
  • People over 65 years
  • Teachers

Loyalty card: € 9.00

  • Give free access to the museum and animations for a year.

Multi-visit Card: € 8.00

  • Valid for admission to the four major museums in the ity of Tours.


  • Children under 12 years
  • Students holders of PCE
  • Tourist Guides
  • People seeking jobs
  • Apprentices, aspirants and companions of the three companies compagnonniques the Tour de France
  • Press

Restaurants Near Musee Du Compagnonnage

  • L’Evidence
  • Le Laurenty
  • L’Adresse
  • L’Arome
  • Les Farfadets

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  • A very nice museum .

  • It's a small museum. If you go fast, you can see everything in ten minutes. But that would be an error. The masterpieces exposed there are really impressive if you take time to watch carefully, read the explanations and think that all was hand-made. Wooden frames, stone works, and metal works are my favorites. The design ingenious designs and crafting skills needed to accomplish the works is just out of reach for the common imagination. Also you can discover the tradition of "compagnonnage" in France.

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  • Really nice museum, incredible works

  • Very interesting collection.

  • Un musée pas très grand mais très intéressant. Composé de deux pièces, dont la plus grande a un beau toit en forme de coque de bateau et présente les différents corps de métier du compagnonnage et de nombreux "chefs d'oeuvres" réalisés. La plus petite retrace l'histoire du compagnonnage, mais une vidéo passe en boucle et rend difficile la concentration nécessaire à la lecture des panneaux. L'endroit est d'ailleurs vite bruyant.

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