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Prieure Saint-Cosme

rue Ronsard | La Riche, 37520, Tours, France
+33 2 47 37 32 70
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Subdued monastery close to Tours

On an iland in the Loire River close to La Riche you will find this subdued monastery with the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany
Tours' jewel

The prieuré de St Cosme is Ronsard's house. The well known poet house is today a very modern and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

On an iland in the Loire River close to La Riche you will find this subdued monastery with the museum for the French poet Pierre de Ronsard which lived here the last 20 years under the rules of the order. The gardens has been renovated...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The prieuré de St Cosme is Ronsard's house. The well known poet house is today a very modern and interactive museum. A refreshing surprise.

Thank Scaperino
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This seems to be a forgotten place by the tourists and a little difficult to find. Picturescue, a small area with mainly ruins. A memorysite of the french poet Pierre de Ronsard. You could read and listen to some of his poems.

Thank Ingrid49_12
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This was included as part of the route on our packaged bicycle garden and chateau tour of the Loire. Unfortunately the garden was no longer in place, as they are undertaking major excavation and archaeological digs to find out more about this very interesting early...More

Thank Arabella B
Reviewed 4 August 2014

In early 2014 they started ripping out all the roses and have "stabilised" the ruins while doing some archaeological excavations. A new garden is planned for 2015 but I suspect it will be 2016 or later before it takes shape. Until then, 4.50 euros to...More

1  Thank The_Dunelmian
Reviewed 9 July 2013

A hike from the center of town but worth the walk. Picturesque and historic venue. It is mostly ruins but the first building is intact and includes period furniture and interesting rooms. The grounds were gorgeous and on the day we were there artists were...More

1  Thank cestuart
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This was recommended by GwanMel whose blog I had read. It is lovely and has beautiful gardens. There was hardly anybody there and we almost had the place to ourselves. It was however a lovely sunny day. There are lots of roses and I would...More

1  Thank Redandy60
Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

Loved this site not for the chapel but for the parish house. This house is from the 15th century and complete. You even get access to the attic. My husband and I were the only visitors during our visit. The grounds were beautifully maintained even...More

6  Thank Thensley
Reviewed 3 July 2012

What a delightful place to visit - a medieval priory situated a short distance from the center of Tours. The roses were in full bloom and just lovely. Combined with the ruins of the priory they make for a photographers heaven. And the best part...More

5  Thank japptp
Reviewed 9 July 2011

This is a peaceful, partly ruined medieval priory on the western outskirts of Tours, easily accessible by a regular town bus service (3A). It has a small visitor centre, and a museum devoted to the 16th century poet Ronsard, who was prior there. Ronsard is...More

5  Thank Ballymackeonan
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