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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[@]

From 30 september, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Prieuré Saint-Cosme requires the presentation of a health certificate from 12 years and older

  • Negative test certificate (less than 72 hours old) with QR Code (supervised self-tests accepted)
  • Certificate of positive test of at least 11 days and less than 6 months with QR Code
  • Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code
  • Medical certificate of contraindication

The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance according to the sanitary rules in force.

Together, let's continue to apply the barrier measures.

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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