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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Loudun
Insee code86137
AltitudeFrom 47 to 120 meters
Surface43.77 km²
Population7208 inhabitants
Density164 inhabitants/km²


National labelsBasses at 5.5 km (10 min)
Chief townPoitiers (at 57 km, 57 min)Chalais at 5.7 km (9 min)
DepartmentVienneMouterre-Silly at 6.7 km (10 min)
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town


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Around the fortified hill especially under Philip Augustus extends a city which has developed a prestigious civil and religious heritage. At the crossroads of Poitou, Anjou and Touraine, styles mingle at leisure, tufa shines in all its splendor, slates and Roman tiles up an amazing patchwork. The medieval city retains its natural and architectural treasures in the restaurant and transforming them into cultural venues including the Collegiate Holy Cross, where was sentenced Urbain Grandier.


  • Museum Theophrastus Renaudot, creator of the press in France : this house is reminiscent Illustrious which was at the origin of modern institutions such as pawnbroking, the Classifieds, Public Assistance...
  • Collegiate St. Croix this architectural gem ( Romanesque choir, murals in the twelfth and thirteenth - fourteenth centuries ) is the setting for many artistic and cultural exhibitions.
  • Square Tower, symbol of the city and the garden of medieval inspiration decorated with plessis chestnut.
  • House of Art Roman ( private collection assembled by a connoisseur Henri Aymard ).
  • Museum Charbonneau- Lassay ( local history museum ) which houses rich and varied collections donated by a local scholar.
  • The Aquarium which presents the freshwater environments of 5 Regions of the world in 15 trays and basins.
  • The city is well endowed with excellent sports facilities : swimming pool, tennis, gym, equestrian centers, karting, aerodrome.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Loudun Boutique SNCF
Information pointsTourist Office 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


  • The second weekend in May: Feast of gardens.
  • In summer : 4 thematic tours of the city at night by the Tourist Office, 4 visits theatrical spectacle of the city, festival of young talents (classical music ).
  • The third weekend in September ( even years) : state fair.
  • The first half of November (odd years) : Biennial of Painting and Sculpture.
  • November: Loudun becomes capital Renaudot : literary prize, book fairs, expos...


  • Discover the rich heritage of Loudunais Country:
  • Moulin du Puy d' Ardanne : Angevin a 18th century mill in the Poitiers region. It is the only mill - cavier Loudunais the country; it consists of the miller's house, a pivot in limestone that runs throughout the hucherolle ( wooden part ) with the wings of the mill.
  • Château de la Chapelle- Bellouin : discover the history of this fortress dating from the 13th and 15th century, a fortress surrounded by moats and a Renaissance house.
  • Garden Lime This museum garden is located in an old 17th century farmhouse in a charming cave and wine region.
  • Castle Rivau : visit this fortress with its dungeon, moat, drawbridge in operation, its beautiful gardens and its mews.
  • Citerre : a beautiful farm cob 17th century where you will be introduced to the traditional method of construction!
  • House of Canada, or the fascinating history and uniting Loudunais Acadians : This museum traces the history of these families in parts of North America in the 17th century to found an agricultural colony.
  • The Castle Rouvraye : a beautiful set of buildings built between the 16th and 19th century.
  • Many recreation and activities to enhance your stay in the Loudunais :
  • Various hiking trails.
  • Equestrian Centre.
  • Air Sports: balloons, parachuting, microlight, first flights.
  • Water Ski lift at the base of leisure Moncontour.
  • Karting.
  • Golf 18 holes.
  • Several communal fishing ponds.
  • Discovery of flavors :
  • Cookies.
  • Chocolate.
  • Oil Mill ( walnuts and hazelnuts ).
  • Escargoterie.
  • Honey.
  • 30 minutes from the Loire Valley.
  • 45 minutes from the Futuroscope.


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
Aquarium LoudunAquarium Loudun
Visit carriageVisit carriage
Overview of LoudunOverview of Loudun



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Thursday 29 January
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Friday 30 January
Min. 3°C - Max. 7°C
Saturday 31 January
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French cuisine restaurantLa Table du Château de Verrière   SPECIAL OFFER
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  
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 Loudun65 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Licorne  
La Licorne opens its door and warmth for a gourmet break. Enjoy the perfect hosts in a pleasant setting, ideal for sharing a meal with family or friends. Sip a minute made ​​by the...
Located 19.3 km from Loudun53 € per person 

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Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau de Jalnay    
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 LoudunFrom 135 € to 150 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsTenue du fougeray     NEW
Discover the South of the Loire Valley for a romantic getaway or a family staying in a house full of charm in Sammarçolles, a few kilometers from Loudun and Chinon and the Loire castles....
Located 5.9 km from Loudun59 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe pre vert    
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 

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Manor house for 8 personsMansarthouse  
Mansard 18th on 3 levels, overlooking the valley and the forest. Park 2h 5 with cedar tercentenary. Exceptional scale for this former residence of a General : 380 sqm, 3 m, 50-4 m high...
Located 3.7 km from LoudunFrom 550 € to 690 € per week 
House for 6 personsLa Bonnette   NEW
Spacious house with a nice, quiet and tranquility.
Located 18.8 km from LoudunFrom 420 € to 580 € per week 
Farm for 24 personsLes Coindries, La Belle Indienne
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 

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58 places over 2,5 haCamping Belle Rive  
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    
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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Hôtel Renaudot - Hotel in LoudunHôtel Renaudot     
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 82 €
Le Relais du Chateau - Hotel in LoudunLe Relais du Chateau  
Offering a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi, Le Relais du Chateau is located in Oiron. In the summer guests can enjoy the patio and in the winter warm up by the fireplace. Each room...
Located 14.1 km from LoudunRoom from 50 €
Château De Marçay - Hotel in LoudunChâteau De Marçay     
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 €

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