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Demeure de Ronsard

  • Rue Ronsard
    37520 La Riche
  • Tél : +33 (0)2 47 37 32 70
    Fax : +33 (0)2 47 37 25 20
  • demeureronsard[@]

Opening days and times

Following the sanitary measures announced on 28/10/2020, the Priory is closed for unlimited duration.

  • 2d January - 31st March : 10am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 5pm / Closed on Tuesdays

  • 1st April - 31st May : 10am - 6pm

  • 1st June - 31st August : 10am - 7pm

  • 1st September- 31st October : 10am - 6pm

  • 1st November- 31st December : 10h - 12:30pm / 2pm - 5pm / Closed on Tuesdays

    Closed on 1st of January and 25th December

    Ticket office closes half an hour before the site closure.




Full price : €6

Reduced rate €5 * : student, child from 7 to 18 years old, large family card, disabled person and his guide, teacher in service

Free*: - 7 years, job-seeker and basic welfare benefits, COS CD37, Ministry of Culture, ICOM, tourist guide, journalist, ADT37, foreign student from Tours university, Kings Valley card

Ambassador Pass : €16 (pass valid for one year, unlimited access to the monument)
Benefit from the reduced rate when presenting a full price ticket purchased at the Balzac Museum or Rabelais Museum.

Group rate (from 15 people): €5

*Reduced rate and free access are granted on production of valid documentary évidences.

Means of payment: checks, specis, CB, holiday vouchers, YEP'S, exchange vouchers.


Languages spoken at the reception desk: FR/GB
Self-guided "Vœu de poésie" (Vow of Poetry) tour with accompanying booklet: FR/GB/ES/DE

Presentation visit (FR) included in the ticket price, duration 20 min, every day at 11:30, 15:30, 17:30 on request at the reception desk, according to the availability of the guides. Guided tours (FR/GB) included in the ticket price, duration 1h, only in the gardens, advised booking on 02 47 37 32 70 or by email

"Petit Pierre" individual tour from 8 to 12 years old, included in the ticket price. (only in French)

Treasure hunt "Plume où es-tu" from 6 years old, included in the ticket price . (only in French)

New : A treasure hunt for adults (only in FR), included in the entrance ticket.

Reservation is required for school groups and adult groups (FR/GB)


Gift shop / Sale of beverage

Free car and bicycle parking

Possibility of leaving your cumbersome belongings (bags, helmets or strollers) at the reception desk

A bottle warmer is at your disposal

Nearby restaurants and shops in La Riche and Tours
Tours Centre Tourist Office

Touraine tourism board - Holidays in Loire Valley - France

The Priory Saint-Cosme has received official label Qualité Tourisme ™, the only state label for French tourism professionals who put your satisfaction first.


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