Luché-Pringé is a village in Sarthe, in the Pays de la Loire region, 11 km east of La Flèche and 33 km south of Le Mans, on the borders of the department of Maine-et-Loire.
The commune was born from the fusion of the villages of Luché and Pringé in 1810. Its population has stabilized at 1,600 inhabitants.
Luché developed on the banks of the Loir and Pringé a little further north, along a hillside. In addition to agriculture (livestock farming) and viticulture (formerly), the commune has experienced a strong activity linked to its subsoil (clay and limestone), and in the nineteenth century, there were ten quarries to extract stone Of tuffeau.
Enjoying a natural environment of exception protected for its biodiversity, Luché-Pringé has also retained a rich built heritage (churches, mills, castles) while highlighting its geographical location, creating a nautical base, making it a Tourist stage of great interest.
Luché-Pringé has the label "Small city of character" which aims to highlight the authenticity and diversity of the patrimony of the communes.
The discovery of the village goes through the visit of its remarkable buildings.
There is the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption church in Pringé (12th, 15th century), a chapel in the Romanesque style, with an earlier (XIth) portal and a pyramidal bell tower. You will notice his murals on the level of the right cross (15th) and its stained glass windows. Information on +33 2 43 45 44 50.
In Luché, the church of Saint-Martin dates from the thirteenth century (choir classified covered with vaults in Plantagenêt style) and its square bell tower was revamped in the XVIth. It houses statues of terracotta, stone and wood of great interest. Nearby, also linger at the level of the priory (12th and 15th) whose facades and roofs have earned him to be inscribed).
The pleasant and strategic setting of the Loir valley has been chosen to build magnificent castles which for some have nothing to envy their "cousins" of the valley of the Loire...
The castle of Gallerande (which was first a fortress before becoming residential), dating from the 11th century, then redesigned in the 16th century, the castle of La Grifferie (17th century, restored in the 19th century) and the manor of Venevelles (15th, 18th): these classified sites are still private property, but their majestic silhouette is in itself a goal of walk...
In a kind of obviously different, several mills on the Loir or on its tributary, the Aune, are worth a look. It is the case of the astonishing fortified mill of Mervé (XVe) or the mill of Brard (XVIe).
These architectural elements as well as the formidable natural environment (which is protected under the Natura 2000 network for the quality of biodiversity) of the municipality can be apprehended thanks to the six hiking trails developed by the municipality. Plans and information on +33 2 43 45 44 50.
Circuits for cyclists have also been the subject of brochures and markings, including obviously Luché-Pringé (as starting point or stage). Information on +33 2 43 38 16 60.
The same goes for horseback riding. Information on +33 2 41 89 18 07.
A stop at Luché-Pringé can also enjoy a well-equipped leisure center: the beach on the Loir river, mini-golf, children's games, petanque court are accessible every Sunday from April to October and all The days of the last weekend of June to the 1st weekend of September. Tennis courts are open all year round. In summer, a swimming pool is also open with swimming pool and play facilities.
Still in the summer season, you can rent canoes and kayaks to discover the Val de Loir in different ways...
All information at the reception of the nearby campsite, +33 2 43 45 10 00 or the town hall on +33 2 43 45 44 50.
Finally, fishing enthusiasts who would like to take advantage of the watercourse can obtain information from the local association on +33 2 43 48 09 78.
In addition to the weekly market (every Tuesday from 8 am to 1 pm), which allows visitors to discover the products of the local terroir, there are several festive events during the year in Luché-Pringé.
On the last Sunday of April, "Everything that rolls" is both a flea market in the form of an empty garage (sale of used parts) and a gathering of old cars and motorcycles (exhibition and parade). Entertainment and musical entertainment are also on the program.
In mid-May, a festival of arts and crafts brings together more than 40 artists and artisans in many disciplines. An appointment that attracts a large audience.
At the beginning of July, a "Dinner of the street" (at the level of the leisure base) makes it possible to celebrate the summer in a convivial way.