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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 is virtuoso 19th-century craft work of the candidates for guild membership, some of it 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: Musée du Compagnonnage €5.30; multivisit card with admission to the Musées des Beaux Arts and du Compagnonnage, the Musée St-Martin, and the Centre de Création Contemporaine €8
  • Hours: Jan.–mid-June and Sept.–Dec., Wed.–Mon. 9–noon and 2–6; mid-June–Aug., daily 9–noon and 2–6
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  • Location: Tours
Updated: 04-10-2013

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