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Saint Cosme Priory was, according to the canons of the 12th century, "a heaven on earth that eased the journey to the real heaven," less than an hour's walk from Tours. The long history of this monastery, now property of Indre-et-Loire Departmental...more
A priory commenced about 1000AD that has a strong connection with the French poet Pierre de Ronsard.
I’m afraid I’m not one much for poetry and received an appalled and disappointed look when I rejected the idea of reciting it there. I am one though,...More
Date of experience: May 2018
Ronsard8, Responsable relations clients at Prieure Saint-Cosme - Demeure de Ronsard, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018
Thank you very much for your commentary ! Looking forward to welcome you again.
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
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.
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
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
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
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