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.


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 16th : every day from 10am to 6pm

March 29th to June 14th + September 17th to November 4th from 2pm to 6pm : Thursdays to Sundays only.


Admission: 5.50 €.

Students, inemployed or 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.