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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 li...  more »
  • 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 archa...  more »
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  • A delightful setting where it is pleasant to hear the poems by Ronsard. Very well put and remarkably preserved ruins in value.
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  • The PA system to comment on defective visits. Missing sketches to imagine the scene as they were.
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  • Quiet place at the gates of towers. The weather has not allowed us to enjoy and dwell in the gardens and architecture. The Poesure workshop and peintrie, organized for children around poetry and illustration, was a wonderful time of expression with children. They will take us back to visit a beautiful sunny day...
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  • I'm not going but the photo gives it want for the holidays
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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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