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Musée du Compagnonnage (Guild Museum)

Musée du Compagnonnage (Guild Museum) Review

Housed in the cloisters of the 13th-century church of St-Julien, this collection honors the Compagnonnage, a sort of apprenticeship-cum-trade-union system. On display you'll see virtuoso 19th-century works produced by candidates for guild membership, some of them eccentric (an Eiffel Tower made of slate, for instance, and a château constructed of varnished noodles).

    Contact Information

  • Address: 8 rue Nationale, Tours, 37000 | Map It
  • Phone: /02–47–21–62–20
  • Cost: €5.30; €8 with Musée des Beaux Arts and Musée St-Martin
  • Hours: Mid-June–mid-Sept., daily 9–12:30 and 2–6; mid-Sept.–mid-June, Wed.–Mon., 9–12:30 and 2–6
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  • Location: Tours
Updated: 04-07-2014

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