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“Beautiful & tranquil spot”

Prieure de Saint-Cosme
Ranked #17 of 70 things to do in Tours
Certificate of Excellence
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Tours, France
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful & tranquil spot”
Reviewed 12 February 2011

Even in the height of summer I was just about the only person at the Prieuré & I passed a lovely afternoon in the sunshine, wandering around the ruined priory, the beautiful gardens and the exhibits inside. While I was there, there was a gorgeous exhibition of decorative art by Zao Wou-ki, who did the new stained glass windows in the refectory. A lovely day trip from Tours! Btw, I walked there and back from the Halles area, about 30-45 minutes each way depending on how fast you walk (and easy to find, even for a dunce like me without a map), but it is easily accessible by bus as well.
Photos and more on my trip http://gwannelsandiego.blogspot.com/2010/08/prieure-de-saint-cosme.html

Visited August 2010
6 Thank Gwan57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2008

A lovely little ruined priory dating back to the Middle Ages, where the poet Ronsard spent his last 20 years. The ruins are carefully maintained among some very attractive gardens. It's in the La Riche area of Tours, easily reachable by bus.

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