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Prieure de Saint-Cosme, Tours

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Founded in 1092, Prieure de Saint-Cosme has interesting ruins, gardens, and a restored chancel and refectory. Decades ago, the priory fell into disrepair, and the impact from WWII further damaged the remains. You can visit the garden tomb, bedroom, and office of Pierre de Ronsard, the notable French Renaissance poet. Then stroll the tranquil gardens that showcase a large heirloom rose collection. Arrange to visit Prieure de Saint-Cosme and other attractions in Tours using our Tours trip itinerary builder.
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  • Priory of Ronsard, the building is place of exhibitions. But very nice rose garden in the gardens. Quiet and relaxing
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  • We got lucky, the Sun with the cold! but especially check the comments with a notebook system plug is active because we did the tour with electricity closed by the maid, so it's on the way out that we have expressed our disappointment and that the person of hospitality reconnected us the electricity, but there was much time for everything again , fortunately we to redone the House!
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  • It is with pleasure that I like coming to the Priory. Somewhere quiet and unique to rest and discover Pierre de Ronsard who lived and who was buried in this place. Interesting exhibition on poor books, the gardens are beautiful and well maintained site. It feels like a real passion of the guides during the visits. The excavations carried out some time ago to see the greatness of the Priory, before!
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  • I love hanging out in his gardens and old stones. Listen to Pierre de Ronsard's poems while visiting. It is a peaceful place
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  • Who does this site visit is very rude... not to say obnoxious
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  • The buildings of France and architects sometimes had to pay attention to the modern mix of wood and stone. J've known before work, there was a story, a soul to the Priory, now a modern place fro!
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  • Prieuré de Saint Cosme is a former monastery in which lived Pierre de Ronsard, famous poet of the Renaissance and a protégé of King Henri II. The ruins and buildings offer a fun and nice ride in sunny weather. Above all, do well the guessing at the end of the books of the desks. The home, do not be sickened by the strong smell of rose water, is just the home. Too bad that such a church was destroyed by bombing during WW2.
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  • Enchanting in flowering period. Originality has been able to find its place with the subtle play of light of the stained glass windows of Zao Wou - Ki. We love.
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