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Saint-Cosme priory, home of the poet Ronsard

Saint-Cosme Priory was the home of poet Pierre de Ronsard, who was prior here for 20 years. 12 contemporary gardens next to the monastery buildings illustrate the utilitarian and symbolic uses of gardens in the Middle Ages.


12 garden-spaces


The gardens of Saint-Cosme Priory boast a harmonious atmosphere. The utilitarian function of Medieval gardens is illustrated in the orchard-flower garden, the kitchen garden and the physic garden. Alongside them, the cloister garden and the cemetery demonstrate the important role of symbolism in Medieval gardens. They are home to an exceptional botanical collection containing 500 different varieties of plants, mostly old, and which Ronsard, who was passionate about gardening, mentioned in his works.


“Mignonne, allons voir…”


Roses, which the poet was very fond of, are a common theme running through the different gardens. They grow up walls or are entwined around arbours while their subtle fragrance floats through the air accompanying visitors on a romantic stroll... A fine tribute to the poet and his famous works.
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