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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure-et-Loir

Limitrophe of the city of Chartres, Lucé is a charming town of Eure-et-Loir, in region Center-Loire Valley. With a population of nearly 17,000, it is the largest city in the department behind Chartres and Dreux. It is also close to Paris and Orleans and has excellent rail links.

Lucé takes its name from Latin, and from a derivative of the term Lucius a Roman name meaning light. Reunited at the end of the 18th century in the village of Mainvilliers, the commune regains its independence in the first half of the XIXe century thanks to an order of the king Louis-Philippe.

Verte, the commune is rewarded with three flowers in the competition of cities and floral villages of France. Lucé benefits from its proximity to Chartres and its tourist influence. The city is ideally placed to discover the most beautiful sites of the region.

Geographical information

Latitude48.4395750 (N 48° 26’ 22”)
Longitude1.4668950 (E 1° 28’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 142m to 162m
Surface area6.06 km²
Population16907 inhabitants
Density2789 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChartres (2.2 km, 4 min)
Insee code28218
IntercommunalityCA Chartres Métropole
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Mainvilliers1.9 km (4 min)
Luisant2.4 km (5 min)
Chartres2.5 km (8 min)
Le Coudray4.7 km (10 min)
Barjouville4.7 km (10 min)
Lèves5.2 km (9 min)
Champhol5.5 km (13 min)
Morancez6.2 km (12 min)
Amilly6.7 km (10 min)
Gellainville7.2 km (12 min)
Ver-lès-Chartres7.2 km (13 min)
Fontenay-sur-Eure7.3 km (11 min)
Thivars8.2 km (12 min)
Gasville-Oisème8.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Walking through the town, you can visit the communal church dedicated to the patron of doctors, Pantaléon de Nicomédie, a former doctor of the Emperor Maximian's court.

The commune also has a stele in homage to General de Gaulle and the free French. It also has various green spaces to enjoy the climate.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Sunday morning. A Christmas market is also organized at the end of the year.

In June, there will be a communal celebration with a program, a cycling race, a ball, a fun fair or twirling demonstrations.

As part of the festival Le Légendaire, the town welcomes, like fifteen others in the region, shows and readings of fairy tales.


Wednesday 18 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit La Clef botanical park
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Saint-Sauveur-Marville (22 km)
Telemark water skiing at the Fontaine Simon site
Sports sensations19 € to 75 € Fontaine-Simon (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Perche Thironnais
HikeIntermediate2h45Nonvilliers-Grandhoux (25 km)
Old Towns
Village visitEasy1h00Châteaudun (42 km)
Wood of the Gâts
HikeEasy3h00Châteaudun (42 km)


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