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Le Lude

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

Le Lude - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe
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Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Lude
Postcode72800
Tourism label
Latitude47.6467420 (N 47° 38’ 48”)
Longitude0.1592909 (E 0° 9’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 30m to 111m
Surface area68.36 km²
Population4547 inhabitants
Density67 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (27 mi, 49 min)
Insee code72176
IntercommunalityCC Sud Sarthe
DepartmentSarthe
TerritoryMaine
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Coulongé4.6 mi (9 min)
Savigné-sous-le-Lude6 mi (10 min)
La Chapelle-aux-Choux6.3 mi (13 min)
Sarcé6.5 mi (12 min)
Luché-Pringé6.6 mi (14 min)
Thorée-les-Pins6.8 mi (12 min)
Aubigné-Racan6.9 mi (15 min)
Saint-Germain-d'Arcé7.9 mi (20 min)
Vaas8 mi (14 min)
Pontvallain8.3 mi (12 min)
Mansigné8.8 mi (19 min)
Braye-sur-Maulne9.1 mi (20 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte9.9 mi (20 min)
Mareil-sur-Loir10.1 mi (19 min)
Villiers-au-Bouin10.1 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Castle, park and gardens of Lude:

The castle is situated on the banks of the Loir at the crossroads of Maine, Touraine and Anjou, and is the first of the castles of the Loire, from the north. Strategic location to defend Anjou, the legendary Bluebeard deliver them successfully combat.

Surprising by its imposing stature and its architectural treasures, it is a rare testimony of six centuries of French architecture. Since the 10th century, this fortress will not cease to be embellished by its owners, the same family for 250 years. Daillon of Francis who rub shoulders first and the Renaissance, this spacious home will adapt to its time and will be visited by Henry IV. Possession of Talhouët and finally the family Nicolaÿ, it is by revealing, animating and living that owners continue the process of transfer of a family and heritage with the creation of new gardens.

Park development began in the 17th century with the large terrace. Following the evolution of fashion in gardens, the lower garden after hosting the garden, will be transformed into a romantic garden in the French, with the help of landscaping E. André late nineteenth century. Flowerbeds, ponds, big roses and fragrant flowering shrubs punctuate the promenade. The park, planted with English offers a beautiful view of the castle.

Garden Source on the romantic labyrinth of box and the Rose Garden, visitors can also learn about greenhouses and orangery collections of flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as the private (open occasionally), the vegetable garden, for family consumption. It is near the stables still operating as the granary now houses exhibitions.

The castle gardens are classified as "Remarkable Garden" by the Ministry of Culture, and also accredited by the Region Pays de la Loire.

Events punctuate the life of the castle, as the festival of Gardening Days or Gourmet.

Open April 1 to September 30.

Exterior: 10h - 12h30 and 14h - 18h. Inside: 14h - 18h.

Tel. : +33 2 43 94 60 09 - Fax: +33 2 43 45 27 53.

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments

Events and festivities

The third weekend of September, Le Lude in Sarthe, wakes up to the Renaissance. The program for this weekend (free entertainment) marched through the streets with costumes of the era, then current market with old trades (dentellière. ..), street (Archery, host of Street), Renaissance dances, singing with the choir of the Renaissance Lude meals.

Photos

View of the castle from the Loire Lude
View of the castle from the Loire Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Château du Lude
Château du Lude
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Bridge Loir
Bridge Loir
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The Loir
The Loir
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Poster Le Lude Renaissance Festival
Poster Le Lude Renaissance Festival
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Weather

Wednesday 23 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 16°C
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Thursday 24 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 15°C
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Friday 25 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Taste local produce from Sarthe
Local flavoursFreeMontval-sur-Loir (12.5 mi)
Helicopter flight over Chateaux de la Loire
Sports sensations189 € Neuvy-le-Roi (21 mi)
Wine cellar tour and tasting
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (24 mi)
Boat ride on the Loire with wine-tasting
Culture and education15 € Gennes-Val-de-Loire (28 mi)
Saumur Forest Aventures leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors23 € Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent (29 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cherré
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (3.5 mi)
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (3.6 mi)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (7.5 mi)
Around Verneil
HikeEasy2h30Verneil-le-Chétif (8.7 mi)
Discovering old Mayet
Village visitEasy1h15Mayet (9.5 mi)

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