The Loire Valley Sights

Musée du Compagnonnage (Guild Museum)

  • 8 rue Nationale Map It
  • Tours

Published 06/25/2015

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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).

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8 rue Nationale, Tours, 37000, France

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mid-June–mid-Sept., daily 9–12:30 and 2–6; mid-Sept.–mid-June, Wed.–Mon. 9–12:30 and 2–6

Published 06/25/2015


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