Musee Du CompagnonnageCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- Children over 12 years, college students, high school students.
- People over 65 years
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
- Le Laurenty
- Les Farfadets
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92.34% of people who visit Tours include Musee Du Compagnonnage in their plan
31.29% of people start their Musee Du Compagnonnage visit around 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Musee Du Compagnonnage
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Interesting to look at the displays of work, but it was all in French only, so i couldn't learn much from the museum.
This was so interesting. There was a great sense of loss when finding out about these expert professionals.
If you like crafts and craftsmanship this is the place to go
Very nice displays but only in French language.
Some good displays about how the guilds began and examples of the crafts.