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Prieure Saint-Cosme, Tours

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Founded in 1092, Prieure 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 Saint-Cosme and other attractions in Tours using our Tours trip itinerary builder.
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  • High place of local history since the 11th century. Ronsard, the great poet (cute will see if the rose that this morning...) was home to the 16th century. Who knows that the past is so close? Better carry the name of the rose, which was dedicated to him, the Pierre de Ronsard, one of the most beautiful. There is almost nothing left of the buildings, but the presence alone of the rose garden is worth a visit.
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  • I came here a few years ago, and I find that good progress has been made: the tour is very enjoyable and instructive, and it looks to have some access to the intimacy of the poet. A very good time.
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  • superb place where every year we celebrate the rose... take time to dream about, he must linger
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  • Despite the noise of the road and cars passing nearby, this place is a haven of peace very well appointed with garden, relax and even picnic area where you can relax for a few hours, forgetting the time that surrounds us.
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  • A very fun to do in the area visit we learn a lot about Ronsard but we can also realize the size of the Priory and last bonus: the gardens to visit with medicinal plants ornament or more kitchen chairs or not are arranged through the garden to take a moment of rest and meditation
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  • Beautiful site. Beautifully restored. The animations make you want to read Ronsard
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  • Very interesting tour, this place changes tours of Castle for a low price. Hunting clues establishment for children that my family loved!
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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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