From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Prieuré Saint-Cosme requires the presentation of a health certificate.
- Certificate of negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours old with QR Code.
- Positive test certificate of at least 15 days and less than 6 months with QR Code.
- Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code.
The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance according to the sanitary rules in force.
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
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
The Priory Saint-Cosme has received official label Qualité Tourisme ™, the only state label for French tourism professionals who put your satisfaction first.