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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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  • We conducted the course of the pen with our 7, 10 or 12 years they took seriously solve while they were less motivated to make an exit. Bravo for this very well designed game course. The family found an interest. The 3-d reconstitution is remarkable and very educational, bravo to the fellow archaeologists. I knew places before work and I came here on a visit as part of my work (also at the County Council), I completely rediscovered places through scenography. We can return to the season of roses in bloom. A great idea to visit out of the castles.
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  • Beautiful place at the gates of the city of Tours We have participated in the workshop dedicated to children "Poesure and peintrie" dedicated to African poetry and illustration abstract, accompanied by a mediator available. Children (12 years, 10 years and 7 years) very well entered the workshop and came back happy. The weather has not allowed us to enjoy the gardens. We will have to come back and visit the Priory. I think that a route suitable for children is offered.
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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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  • 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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