The Musée du Compagnonnage is a municipal institution listed as a “Musée de France”. Now housed in the former Abbey of Saint-Julien de Tours, it exhibits a range of truly remarkable collections. Collective masterpieces from the 19th century, masterpieces of patience, masterpieces created for reception into a guild, along with Companions’ attributes (sticks, flasks and colours), commemorative pictures, tools, archives, traditions and works by Companions of the Tour of France, from their beginnings to the present day, are all represented.
A programme of events, exhibitions, theme-based visits and children’s activities make the museum a living experience. The collections on exhibition, in particular of contemporary works, are frequently renewed.