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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Luçay-le-Mâle
Insee code36103
AltitudeFrom 97 to 182 meters
Surface68.08 km²
Population1506 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²


Chief townChâteauroux (at 46 km, 50 min)Faverolles at 6.4 km (10 min)
DepartmentIndreVeuil at 8.1 km (11 min)
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  • Location:
  • Luçay-le-Mâle is the second municipality in Canton Valençay.
  • The common Luçay-le-Mâle is located between the Loir-et-Cher and Indre-et-Loire, near Touraine, 2h30 from Paris by train or by car, 82 km from Tours, 60 km from Blois, on the tour of the castles of the Loire.
  • How to get:
  • By car: A10 exit Blois - A20 exit Vatan / Chateauroux - A71 exit Lamotte-Beuvron - A85 exit Selles-sur-Cher / Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher.
  • By train: Saint-Aignan / walnut-sur-Cher (axis Tours - Vierzon) - Station Valençay (axis Luçay - Salbris).
  • History:
  • The name appears to Luçay first century, the country of Lucius which means Light. This man was a veteran legions Caesar, the master of the Gallo-Roman. He moved there to colonize the area in the Roman style, where you have self-sufficient, have water, able to grow wheat, raise grapes and grazing animals. His character was so bad, his brutality towards his servants and slaves so bad that the country kept the name of evil (bad). This is the 18th century that evil has become "The Male".
  • Over the centuries, Luçay suffered the invasions and the Hundred Years War, which left ruin and desolation.
  • From the Gallo-Roman period in the early Middle Ages, there is no document, no evidence on the history of the country. Only the name of Luçay through the centuries and attests to the permanence of a city at the site of the former estate of Lucius.
  • The country was evangelized and probably in the 4th century, having established a parish of Saint Martin in passing.


  • Base Recreation Foulquetière:
  • The leisure gives free and unlimited access to many activities: Pedal boats, canoes, tennis, table tennis, mini golf, fishing, swimming unsupervised, mountain biking, hiking ... with the possibility of refreshments, ice and on-site catering.
  • Information on +33 2 54 40 50 60 or at City Hall Luçay +33 2 54 40 43 31.
  • The lake of 10 hectares is highly prized by anglers: fishing for the day or half day (information on +33 2 54 40 43 31), night fishing and carp enduro (information June 32 February 16 25) .
  • Train the Lower Berry:
  • In the heart of preserved land, come travel through woods and meadows, through the 27 km of the tourist line. Allow yourself to walk 20 km / h on a real train departmental turn of the century.
  • This is what opened in 1902 meter-gauge line 190 km long, connecting Le Blanc (Indre) in Argent-sur-Sauldre (Cher), operated by the Company of the railroad to the White Silver (CBA ) and colloquially called the "BA" by its users. The line is active transport of passengers and goods. And commom phenomenon in many rural lines, customers are becoming scarce and revenues are falling ... The line loses the sections located at its ends in 1973 and remains only the central section linking to Salbris Buzançais. In 1988, all traffic stops between Buzançais and Luçay-le-Mâle.
  • In 1989, a handful of passionate volunteers undertook to save the section Luçay-Argy, so typical of the old railway side of our campaigns. Grouped in the Association of White-Silver (SABA), the volunteers will then work their hard work for over 10 years to repay the line state, assemble the old rolling stock and restore it. So what joy and what a reward it was the summer of 2003 when, circulated the first tourist trains!
  • Meanwhile, five towns crossed by the line-Argy Luçay-le-Mâle formed an inter-union became the owner of the line used for funding the work of the heaviest rehabilitation of the road and the rehabilitation of old buildings and construction of a super discount - shop at the station with rocks. A mark of recognition of the additional work of saving a heritage railway exceptional stations, houses of crossing guards and part of the line itself are included in the inventory of historical monuments!
  • Information: Tourist Office of pitfalls to +33 2 54 40 26 37 - Tourist Office in Valençay +33 2 54 00 04 42.
  • Museum of Flint:
  • A unique museum in France for a forgotten page of history ...
  • Created in 1962 by Jean Emy, this museum traces the saga of small sliver of flint, from the 16th century to the early 20th century, could produce the spark that set fire to the powder, causing the propulsion the projectile.
  • The major world center for the manufacture of these flints was around Luçay, the region of Valençay, Selles-sur-Cher and Saint-Aignan. During the Napoleonic wars, more than 100 million flints were manufactured each year. Today, we found almost everywhere, especially on the battlefields as famous Austerlitz or Wagram ...
  • This municipal museum uses the latest innovations of the museum. It noted, among other things, the amazing recreation of a "crot", that is to say, a pit of flint nodules.
  • Visitors will also discover three major aspects of the economic history of Luçay: the forging and casting, limestone quarries and finally the mushroom.
  • For some time, the museum has invested a new space "of the forest in the workshop," which are presented in context woodworking, the woodcutter with his hand tools, the sawyer, who will cut the wood necessary workshops, not to mention that debiting splitters and roughly the Doucelle for Cooper, who extracted the bark of oak or chestnut.
  • You can also discover a workshop reconstituted with a variety of tools sometimes forgotten.
  • Also, you can enjoy a magnificent achievement made by a local artist.
  • Address: 4, rue Roger Menars - 36360 Luçay-le-Mâle.
  • Tel. : +33 2 54 40 51 11 or +33 2 54 40 43 31.
  • Forest hiking.
  • Fishing in Modon.
Detailed information
Leisure centresLeisure Centre of La Foulquetière
Natural sitesForest of the Tonne


  • Fairs and markets:
  • Market every Friday afternoon in the Place de Verdun.
  • Flea of ​​the Ass. Flame of Hope in April.
  • Assembly of Forges: 1st Sunday of May.
  • Assembly of the Champ de Foire: 2nd Sunday of May.
  • Annual Fair Saint Denis: the second Saturday in October.
  • Exhibition: Autumn Exhibition "Arts Berry Touraine": the first half of October.


  • Bamboo in Fontguenand.
  • Zoo de Beauval in Saint-Aignan.
  • Ceramics of Parpeçay.
  • Close to Bellevue Theater Villentrois.
  • Castle to move.
  • Castle Valençay.
  • Automobile Museum in Valençay.
  • Sugar Museum of Art in Valençay.
  • Museum of the Circus to Vatan.
  • Museum of Leather and Parchment to Levroux.


Base Recreation FoulquetièreBase Recreation Foulquetière
Town Hall SquareTown Hall Square
Lavoir of Lower CourtLavoir of Lower Court



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