Welcome to Ronsard’s birthplace! 

Association Pierre de Ronsard 

Association Pierre de Ronsard is the name of the society in charge of organizing cultural events called Les Rendez-vous de la Possonnière in Le manoir de la Possonnière, the birthplace of the famous Renaissance French poet, Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585).


Every year a topic theme connected with the poet is selected : 2016 topic is RONSARD and LOVE.


Manoir de la Possonnière 

 Le Manoir de la Possonnière is located in Couture-sur-Loir, a village located 15 km West of Montoire-sur-le Loir,  5 km East of La Chartre sur Loir.


The manor has been owned by a council of “communes” since the year 2000. The site is composed of a manor house, early Renaissance style, troglodytic dwellings where Ronsard’s family lived before he was born and a charming rose-garden.

VISITS open to the public

June 15th to September 15th : every day from 10am to 6pm

March 26th to June 14th + September 16th to November 1st from 2pm to 6pm : Thursdays to Sundays only.


Admission: 5.50 €.

Students and disabled people : 4.50 €.

Children and youth under 15 : free.


The admission includes a brochure in English for an independent visit or an English recorded visit for  1 extra €.

Possibility of a guided visit in French 75 mins. Call 02 54 72 40 05 for booking.



CULTURAL EVENTS 2017: coming soon in English!

CULTURAL EVENTS organized by Association Pierre de Ronsard (2016)

Saturday July 16th at 7:30 pm

Concert Nature ornant la Dame by Ensemble Clément Janequin, a famous  Renaissance ensemble.

Admission 16 € (students 12 €).

Possibility of dinner on reservation only: 15 €.

Sunday July 17th

Discovering Ronsard’s landscapes.

9:30 am: welcome coffee at the manor.

10:00: strolling around and poem reading. At 1 pm picnic lunch (brought par each tourist) at l’Isle Verte in Couture. 

Tuesday July 19th at 7:30 pm

Music and Poetry. Improvisation  of a talented flute player on modern poems.

 Admission: 16 € (students :12 €).

Saturday July 23rd

Concert La Festa del Paradiso by Le Banquet du Roy, vocal and instrumental performers.

Admission: 16 € (students :12€).

Possibility of dinner on reservation only: 15 €.

Thursday 28th July at 6:30 pm

Concert and reading La Belle Maguelone by Brahms, organized by “Les Heures Romantiques”

(reservation : 07 68 27 57 60)

Saturday July 30th

Illustrated concert  Ronsard, love and ladies in his time  by La Rêveuse.

Portraits of ladies animated by Renaissance instruments.

Admission : 16 € (students :12 €).

Possibility of dinner: 15€ on reservation only.

Sunday July 31st

Discovering Ronsard’s landcapes.

9:30:welcome coffee at the manor.

10 am: strolling around Croixval.

1 pm: picnic-lunch brought by each tourist near Croixval in Ternay village. 

All reservations except July 28th : contact Association Pierre de Ronsard  rvposso@yahoofr or 07 71 25 80 42

Sunday October 16th 10 am to 6 pm

Tasting food and drink entertaining day: special market with natural local products, discovering taste workshops, music intervals, reading tales, baking bread on the site of the manor. Most activities outdoor. Possibility of meals with local products.


Admission : 3€    


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