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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Loudun
TownLoudun
Insee code86137
Postcode86200
Latitude47.0094830
Longitude0.0828820
AltitudeFrom 47 to 120 meters
Surface43.77 km²
Population7208 inhabitants
Density164 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsBasses at 4 km
Chief townPoitiers (at 57 km, 57 min)Chalais at 4.2 km
DepartmentVienneMouterre-Silly at 4.9 km
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Around the hill fort such as Philip Augustus extends a city which has developed a prestigious civil and religious heritage. At the junction of Poitou, Anjou and Touraine, styles mingle at leisure, the limestone shines in all its brilliance, slates and Roman tiles make up a patchwork amazing. The old medieval city strives to keep its natural and architectural in the restaurant and transforming them into cultural venues including the Holy Cross College.


SIGHTSEEING

The museum Theophrastus Renaudot, creator of the press in France: this house is reminiscent of the Illustrious, which was the origin of modern institutions such as pawnbroking, the Classifieds, Public Assistance ...

The Collegiate Holy Cross: an architectural gem (Romanesque choir, mural paintings of the twelfth-thirteenth-fourteenth centuries) is the setting for numerous exhibitions, concerts ...

The square tower and medieval garden embellished plessis chestnut.

The house of Romanesque art (private collection assembled by a connoisseur Henri Aymard).

The museum Charbonneau-Lassay (local history museum).

The aquarium has all the freshwater environments with 15 tanks and ponds.

The city is well endowed with quality sports facilities: swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasiums, equestrian centers, karting, aerodrome.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Loudun Boutique SNCF
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Loudun
Leisure centresMuseum Charbonneau-Lassay
MonumentsCastle of Loudun,   Castle of the Bois-Gourmand,   Church Saint-Pierre,   Church Sainte-Croix,   Convent of the Carmes,   Door of the Martray,   Town Hall of Loudun

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The second weekend of May: Feast of the gardens.

In summer: guided tours of the city, "Wednesday's Office" or discovery Loudun given subjects in semi-night tours of the city in a carriage (14 July to 15 August), Festival of Young Talents (classical music).

The third weekend in September (even years): Fair.

The first half of November (odd years): Biennial of Painting and Sculpture.

In November: Loudun capital becomes Renaudot: literary prize, book fairs, exhibitions ...


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Nearby, golf, balloon rides, waterskiing, hiking ...

30 min from the Loire Valley.

At 45 min from the Futuroscope.

PHOTOS

Door MartrayDoor Martray
 
Square TowerSquare Tower
Garden of medieval inspiration in JuneGarden of medieval inspiration in June
 
Collegiate Holy CrossCollegiate Holy Cross
Hall of pawnbroking - Renaudot MuseumHall of pawnbroking - Renaudot Museum
 
Kitchen - Renaudot MuseumKitchen - Renaudot Museum
Engine Room - Museum RenaudotEngine Room - Museum Renaudot
 
Interior of Holy Cross CollegeInterior of Holy Cross College
Church St. Hilaire du MartrayChurch St. Hilaire du Martray
 
aldermanalderman
Aquarium LoudunAquarium Loudun
 
Visit carriageVisit carriage
Overview of LoudunOverview of Loudun
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 16 April
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Min. 4°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 17 April
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Min. 5°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 18 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table du Château de Verrière   SPECIAL OFFER
Bournand
PENSION BOURNAND? - For over 70 years, Chef Michael Belcourt refuses a stay-retired and a new challenge at Castle Canopy, home ... A beautiful site with a wing back to the 14th century....
Located 5.1 km from Loudun36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Marçay  
10
Chinon
Fairy tale - As a child, wrapped up in the hollow of the braid, you began to dream … In a distant kingdom, you lived in a fortress … Years pass by, that idyllic dreams left place with...
Located 15.4 km from Loudun61 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Licorne  
9.2
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
La Licorne opens its doors and welcomes you for a snack. Enjoy the perfect home in a pleasant, ideal for sharing a meal with family or friends. Enjoy gourmet French cuisine made by...
Located 19.3 km from Loudun53 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 4 bedroomsChâteau de Jalnay    
9.9
Glénouze
Splendid historical castle in a park of 4 hectares. Ses origins dating back to the 17th, the building has found its present form during the 18th and 19th century., Large swimming pool,...
Located 4.9 km from Loudun135 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe pre vert    
9.4
Les Trois-Moutiers
The green pre... You are at the heart of the story. At the crossroads of three major tourist provinces of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou, near loudun, Chinon, Saumur, Fontevraud, azay the...
Located 7.8 km from Loudun52 € the double room 
Apartment with 1 bedroomLa Cornouillère    
10
Dercé
We welcome you in a guest room (family suite) located in a renovated outhouse front of the house owners. House of Poitou, near Loudun. Very quiet. Many sites to visit.
Located 12.4 km from Loudun48 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 24 personsLes Coindries, La Belle Indienne
Faye-la-Vineuse
Charming renovated gite complex consisting of 4 gites of various sizes whihc can be rented separately or all together. La Maison Campagnarde' sleeps 10 with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,...
Located 18.9 km from LoudunFrom 250 € to 360 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte des Fromentaux  
9.8
Beaumont-en-Véron
Character cottage 4 stars NN hamlet in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine, in a beautiful property nineteenth face the owner's home with a garden terrace not...
Located 22 km from LoudunFrom 330 € to 515 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite chez le vigneron  
9.2
Savigny-en-Véron
Lodging at the heart of the vineyards, this gite offers: Living room with fitted kitchen (gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, toaster),...
Located 22 km from LoudunFrom 220 € to 360 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
58 places over 2,5 haCamping Belle Rive     NEW
Candes-Saint-Martin
58 quiet and pleasant location by the river, conveniently located in a beautiful place that is the confluence of the Vienne and the Loire, camping belle rive offers activities close...
Located 22 km from Loudun14 € per day 
90 places over 2 haLes bords de vienne    
8.7
L'Île-Bouchard
The heart of the Loire chateaux and vineyards of Chinon, 40 minutes from the Futuroscope camping the edges of vienna you care. 90 shaded or sunny in a beautiful park of two hectares,...
Located 29 km from LoudunFrom 12 € to 17 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Renaudot - Hotel in LoudunHôtel Renaudot     
8.2
Loudun
This 3-star hotel is located in the centre of Loudun and offers a hammam, free internet access in public areas and a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar while reading...
Located in LoudunRoom from 65 €
Château De Marçay - Hotel in LoudunChâteau De Marçay     
8.7
Chinon
The Château De Marçay is located in the village of Marçay. The hotel has extensive gardens and an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and gastronomic restaurant. The 15th century Château...
Located 14.6 km from LoudunRoom from 137 €
Moncontour Active Park - Hotel in LoudunMoncontour Active Park    
6.2
Moncontour
The Moncontour Active Park Residence is located auround a 10hectares-lake, thanks to which you can practice different activities for everyone : Kayak, swimming, minigolf, wakeboard,...
Located 15.3 km from LoudunRoom from 39 €

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Château de Curzay
Located 1 km from Curzay-sur-Vonne, Château de Curzay is a 18th-century chateau set within a 120-hectare park. You can enjoy the outdoor heated swimming...
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Château de Curzay
Located 1 km from Curzay-sur-Vonne, Château de Curzay is a 18th-century chateau set within a 120-hectare park. You can enjoy...
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